2 doctors weighed in:
How can I tell if my child has asthma?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Recurrent sxs...
Asthma symptoms, which occur episodically, include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath.
During these episodes, the patient may be hypoxic so it is important that an emergent eval by a doctor be sought and an er visit may be necessary. Call 911 if the symptoms are severe. Between episodes, most patients are normal.

In brief: Recurrent sxs...
Asthma symptoms, which occur episodically, include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath.
During these episodes, the patient may be hypoxic so it is important that an emergent eval by a doctor be sought and an er visit may be necessary. Call 911 if the symptoms are severe. Between episodes, most patients are normal.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Thank
Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Clues or symptoms
By watching and listening for clues or symptoms you can tell if your child might have asthma.
Another word for clues is symptoms. Asthma symptoms include: coughing, wheezing (a whistling sound heard when your child breathes in or out), shortness of breath, chest pains or tightness.

In brief: Clues or symptoms
By watching and listening for clues or symptoms you can tell if your child might have asthma.
Another word for clues is symptoms. Asthma symptoms include: coughing, wheezing (a whistling sound heard when your child breathes in or out), shortness of breath, chest pains or tightness.
Dr. Manav Singla
Dr. Manav Singla
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors