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					Your Child's Signs Of Asthma
As instances of childhood asthma continue to rise, it's crucial that parents be on the lookout for
symptoms in their children. Some signs of asthma however, do not always show up in asthmatics
while in other cases, those same signs may instead be caused by other health issues. Understanding
the symptoms that are most commonly linked to asthma will help you understand the nature of your
child's health.




Wheezing is not always a sign that your child has asthma. On one hand not all children who wheeze
will develop asthma. If your child is having persistent episodes of wheezing however, this may be a
significant sign that your child does indeed have asthma. It is also possible that instead of asthma,
your child's breathing airways are not open enough. In addition to all of this, not all children suffering
from asthma wheeze and there are other asthma signs to look out for.




If your child has a lingering cough, this may be a sign of asthma. The cause of your child's lingering
cough may also be a fever linked to a virus, but it will be easy to tell if this is the case. Allergies are
another cause. If your child has been physically active and starts to have a lingering cough, then this
is probably a result of asthma. Regardless of the reason, it is important to get your child to the doctor
if their cough is persistent.




Colds, bronchial infection and allergies are all common health issues that children face as they grow
up, and the way that your child's body deals with them may indicate a presence of asthma. If your
child's body is taking a long time to overcome a bronchial infection or a cold, this can be linked to
asthma. Trouble with allergies may be accentuated with asthma as well. A visit to the pediatrician at
the onset of any of these three conditions should be followed up when the symptoms have gone on
for longer than expected.




A shortness of breath may lead your child to being fatigued and is a likely sign of asthma. If the issue
worsens in a given instance, your child may experience an asthma attack and wheezing/coughing as
well as tightness in the chest may follow the shortness of breath.




Any of the previously listed symptoms can occur during sleep. The cause may be a reaction to a cold
or allergy, resulting in wheezing, shortness of breath or cough. This is common for those suffering
from asthma. Some medications for pain relief or blood pressure may cause such reactions as well.
Your child's sleep will be interrupted by these reactions, but they can be controlled by different forms
of inhaled medications that include inhaled steroids, a beta2-adrenergic agonist and nedocromil
sodium.




As you can see, it is not easy to diagnose asthma in children, even when looking for the most
commonly associated symptoms of asthma. You should visit your child's pediatrician if any of the
previously mentioned symptoms show up in your child.

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