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What are the symptoms of sports asthma in a child?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Cough

The most common symptom of sports-induced asthma in children is cough; these kids often wheeze as well.
There may be no symptom other than shortness of breath; for this, it is important that this lasts much longer than it does for the other kids who are participating just as strenuously, so you know that your child isn't simply getting winded. An allergy eval might help prevent worsening asthma.

In brief: Cough

The most common symptom of sports-induced asthma in children is cough; these kids often wheeze as well.
There may be no symptom other than shortness of breath; for this, it is important that this lasts much longer than it does for the other kids who are participating just as strenuously, so you know that your child isn't simply getting winded. An allergy eval might help prevent worsening asthma.
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
sometimes your child will just have trouble keeping up with his/her friends when playing soccer, bike riding or in strenuous play..they may cough or complain of chest pain or tightness. See your physician to discuss as it is something that can be reliably diagnoses AND treated! (your child's self esteem can be affected by this as they shy away from being active sometimes),
Dr. Katharine Garnier
sorry, diagnosed*
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Wheezing

Exertional asthma can cause wheezing and coughing and tighness in the chest.
Taking albuterol before the activity can prevent this. You can also use it if it happen during the sport.

In brief: Wheezing

Exertional asthma can cause wheezing and coughing and tighness in the chest.
Taking albuterol before the activity can prevent this. You can also use it if it happen during the sport.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Cough, chest tight

Children with exercise induced bronchospasm often complain of cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness or wheezing in the context of exercise.
You might also notice your child not being able to "keep up" with his/her friends.

In brief: Cough, chest tight

Children with exercise induced bronchospasm often complain of cough, shortness of breath, and chest tightness or wheezing in the context of exercise.
You might also notice your child not being able to "keep up" with his/her friends.
Dr. Lee Perry
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