When to Worry: Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that can be more serious for children. Learn about the common symptoms, what to expect if your child has asthma, and when you should call your doctor.

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Asthma is a chronic disease that causes irritation, mucus production and narrowing in your childs airways. Because children have smaller airways than adults do. Asthma can be more serious for them. Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing, especially in the morning and at night, or with activity. If you think your child might have asthma, call your doctor. Your childs symptoms may disappear over time, although a family history and proximity to cigarette smoke increases the chances. Of persistent asthma. There's no cure for asthma, but it can be controlled. The most important thing you can do is to understand your childs asthma. this means knowing your childs triggers and avoiding them when possible, and following the treatment plan that you and your childs doctor create. [MUSIC]

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