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How common is asthma in children?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 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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What are the common symptoms of asthma in children?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 52 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.

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