Does your kid make a whistling or wheezy sound while breathing? Or do you notice any difficulty when your kid breathes? Then he might suffer from asthma. Shortness of breath and a whistling sound while breathing are the main symptoms that indicate asthma. Though these are the common symptoms, not all the child have the same signs of asthma. So to protect kids from asthma, every parent should keep track of the possible signs in children that might indicate asthma.
What is asthma?
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways; the breathing tubes which carry air to and from the lungs. The swollen airways lead to airway hyper reactivity, which causes them to narrow in response to allergens, cold air, and exercise.
Symptoms of asthma in children:
- → Cough
- → Wheezing
- → Shortness of breath
- → Feeling pain or tightness in the chest
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What triggers asthma in children?
- → Respiratory infections
- → Allergy causing agents such as dust, pollen, pet dander (skin particles like dandruff, fur of the pets)
- → Exposure to second-hand smoke
- → Extreme changes in the climate
- → Strong emotional reactions such as laughing or crying.
Will children outgrow of asthma?
- → Making a list of common asthma triggers and avoiding them.
- → Monitoring the asthma attacks like time, duration, and circumstances.
- → Responses to the treatments and medications.
- → Side effects of prescribed medicines if any.
- → Changes in the activity levels or sleep patterns of the child.
- → Teaching hygiene habits to the child to avoid infections.