Asthma in Children

What is asthma?

Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease. It affects your airways, the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. When you have asthma, your airways can become inflamed and narrowed. This can cause wheezing, coughing, and tightness in your chest. When these symptoms get worse than usual, it is called an asthma attack or flare-up.

How does asthma affect children?

Asthma often starts during childhood, usually before age 5. Many children have asthma - it is the most common chronic disease of childhood. It can cause children to miss school and end up in the hospital. But treatments can help manage asthma.

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  1. Asthma in Children (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... an asthma attack or flare-up. How does asthma affect children? Asthma often starts during childhood, usually before age ... But treatments can help manage asthma. What causes asthma in children? The exact cause of asthma is unknown. Genetics ...
  2. ... An allergic reaction is a key part of asthma in children. Asthma and allergies often occur together. In children ... and neck may suck inward. Other symptoms of asthma in children include: Coughing that sometimes wakes the child up ...
  3. ... provider to help you take care of your child's asthma. ... a spacer ? What are some signs that a child's asthma is getting worse and that I need to ...
  4. ... when needed. School staff should know your child's asthma triggers. Your child should be able to go to another location ... Jackson DJ, Lemanske RF, Bacharier LB. Management of asthma in infants and children. In: Burks AW, Holgate ST, O'Hehir RE, ...
  5. Medications Used to Treat Asthma in Children (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
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  6. Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology)  
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  7. Diagnosing Asthma in Children (American Academy of Pediatrics)  
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  8. Treating Asthma in Children Ages 5 to 11 (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  9. Treating Asthma in Children under 5 (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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  10. Sometimes, the weather can affect a child's asthma symptoms. Here are some tips for dealing with it.
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