Asthma - How Can I Tell if my child has it?
Risk Factors for developing childhood asthma
Presence of allergies
Family history of asthma and/or allergies
Frequent respiratory infections
Low birth weight
Exposure to tobacco smoke before and/or after birth
Being male
Being black
Being raised in a low income environment
Signs and Symptoms to look for include:
Frequent coughing spells. It is important to know that coughing may be the only symptom
Less energy during the day
Rapid breathing
Complaint of chest tightness or chest "hurting"
Whistling sound(wheezing} when breathing in or out
Shortness of breath, loss of breath
Tightened neck and chest muscles
Feelings of weakness or tiredness
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This tool is for general information purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It may not be right for you and should not be relied upon making decisions about your health. Always consult your doctor for medical advice.
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