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10 Signs Your Child May Have Asthma

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When determining whether your child has Asthma or not, it is important to note that these symptoms which will be discussed should be occurring over a period of several months, on a consistent basis and not just something that happens occasionally. If you suspect that your child in fact does have Asthma, it is imperative to let your child’s pediatrician know as soon as possible.

Symptoms:
• Delayed recovery from Bronchitis
• Complaints of chest tightness
• Frequent shortness of breath
• Rapid Breathing
• Wheezing sound when breathing in and out
• Fatigued due to walking/running short distances
• Use of abdominal muscles to breathe
• Recurrent coughing
• Irregular flow of breath

If your child suffers from any of these symptoms discussed, make sure you take them to the doctor sooner rather than later. The reason for this is because early treatment can not only prevent some of these symptoms, but also help prevent an Asthma attack. After being diagnosed with Asthma, be sure that your child is carrying an inhaler with them at all times just in case an attack occurs. The inhaler is something that will not only help them breathe, but could also potentially save their life.

Resources: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/childhood-asthma/DS00849/DSECTION=symptoms
http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/childhood-illnesses/asthma/3-steps-determining-if-your-child-may-have-asthma

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