A 37-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

2 doctor answers
Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
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.
Answered on Nov 29, 2014
5
5 thanks
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Jun 22, 2015

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Wheezing: Shortness of breath , tight chest, wheezing, cough.
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Ripa
35 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: Shortness of breath.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
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 r ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Ostro
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 12.5/10 ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month