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What are the different symptoms of a child with asthma?

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Dr. Robert Fink
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Fink
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Steven
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