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Is it still considered asthma even though the child doesn't have any problems wheezing or breathing unless sick?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibly...

Asthma is recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
It is possible for these episodes to occur only with infections.

In brief: Possibly...

Asthma is recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
It is possible for these episodes to occur only with infections.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Ronald Dreyer
Pediatrics

In brief: Astma is a disease

Asthma is a disease that affects he bronchial tree (it narrows) and that is what causes the wheezing.
This can occur only when your child has an infection and therefore although it is considered mild it still is asthma and he should be evaluated because it may worsen as he grows. He may not need any treatment but should be followed.

In brief: Astma is a disease

Asthma is a disease that affects he bronchial tree (it narrows) and that is what causes the wheezing.
This can occur only when your child has an infection and therefore although it is considered mild it still is asthma and he should be evaluated because it may worsen as he grows. He may not need any treatment but should be followed.
Dr. Ronald Dreyer
Dr. Ronald Dreyer
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: Asthma can be mild

Asthma is defined as reversible bronchoconstrictrion, this can be mild that it can only be detected by lung function test.
Some asthma patients only realize their condition after a puff of albuterol, as they get use to a mildly reduce pulmonary capacity.

In brief: Asthma can be mild

Asthma is defined as reversible bronchoconstrictrion, this can be mild that it can only be detected by lung function test.
Some asthma patients only realize their condition after a puff of albuterol, as they get use to a mildly reduce pulmonary capacity.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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