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What are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Cough, wheeze, SOB: Coughing is the most common symptom of asthma especially if cough occurs with exercise or laughing. Colds that routinely go to the chest are very common in patients with asthma. Wheezing and shortness of breath may also occur with colds or exercise, but cough is the most common symptom.
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Asthma in children : Asthma in children can present with cough, worse at night & with activity, difficulty breathing, chest tightness & wheezing. There is no cure for asthma but can be controlled by different kinds of medication, bronchodilator, steroids, avoiding triggers, such as passive smoking, pollution, dust, fumes .Desensitization might be considered a cure if the patient responds to it.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

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Dr. Martin Ostro
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Yes: According to cdc statistics the incidence (new cases per year) of asthma in adults (18+ years old) is 3.8/1000, whereas that among children is 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years is 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000).
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of asthma in children?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Many: Asthma symptoms are varied. They can range from just having kids that cough with exercise or at night to kids that have shortness of breath and audible wheezing with anything from change of weather to colds.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How common is asthma in children?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: It is quite common and an estimated 1/7 children has had a history of recurrent wheezing. There are many presentations of this diverse disease which result in different patterns of presentation and course. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available. A virtual appointment is available online.

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