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what are the different symptoms of a child with asthma?

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Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Lung-related: The most noticeable symptom of asthma is shortness of breath; it often occurs after activities such as running and giggling, and lasts longer than it does for the other kids they're playing with. Sometimes there is an audible wheeze as they breathe, and others may cough instead of wheeze. A danger sign is when the skin above the collarbone gets pulled in as they inhale; go to the er.
Answered on May 6, 2015
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Dr. Robert Fink
46 years experience Pediatrics
Cough and wheeze: Frequent cough and wheeze are the most typical symptoms in a child with asthma. Tthese symptoms will usually be worse at night and with viral colds. Less common symptoms of asthma include chest pain and chest tightness especially with activity. In children above 5 years of age, lung function testing is very helpful to diagnose asthma.
Answered on Mar 11, 2016
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