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3 Little Known Facts You Ought To Know About Child Asthma

Aug 17, 2007
Your child might have asthma which is a condition in which the main airways to your child's lungs (bronchial tubes) become swollen and you won't even know it. The signs to child asthma are subtle so as a parent you need to be aware and on alert for mild clues.

Fact #1 - Are They Really Having Asthma

Many child asthma patients are first misdiagnosed because the symptoms may be dismissed as something else because some parents think of child asthma they think of wheezing or a whistling sound when breathing as the only sign of asthma however your child may only have symptoms of a cough or they may only suffer from chest congestion these are easily mistaken for a cold when in fact they are symptoms of child asthma.

Fact #2 - Asthma in Infants

Detecting child asthma is even more difficult in infants because they cannot communicate with you and you might have difficulty noticing wheezing or other respiratory difficulties until they are older.

Some other signs to look for in infants are a ratty cough, rapid breathing, frequent chest colds, grunting when nursing, and also a weak cry. These symptoms, any many more, should be monitored with the help of your pediatrician.

Fact #3 - What Are The Symptoms of Asthma in Older Children

Although Small children can talk they may have a hard time telling you exactly what is wrong with them, they may say such things like "my chest feels funny" or ask "why am I always coughing?" These are signs a parent needs to be aware of and be suspecting that you child may be suffering from child asthma

Other clues include violent coughing after strenuous activity, wheezing and shortness of breath, or consistent coughing at night.

Things To Look Out For

If you think your child is suffering from child asthma, there are other more mild indicators you can look for.

1) Monitor the way in which your child rises in the morning, for example. If they are waking up tired it may because of restless sleep due to excessive coughing or difficulty breathing.

2) There of course might be other reasons, such as nightmares involving an asthmatic clown or bears, but the likelihood of asthma symptoms occurring at night is quite high in children.

Child asthma is very interesting because no two children suffer it in the same way or exhibit the same symptoms. It is also common that the asthmatic symptoms are the same but the fashion in which they are suffered is completely different to the individual child.

Even though you may know 3 simple facts and thing to look out for for a child asthma. However, with all these information will of no use to no action is being taken. Having the knowledge is not power, applying the knowledge is true power to free yourself the agony of having asthma again. You should never add to, or alter any component of your current asthma treatment without first consulting your physician.

However, many asthmatics sometimes tend to forget that even though they may know the facts and symptoms to a child asthma is not adequate, they should be be conscious and aware that in order to have an asthma-free lifestyle, a proper and yet effective asthma recovery system is necessary. Even without a proper child asthma management system, there will not be much asthma free lifestyle to hope for.

Applying the knowledge of child asthma together with an effective system even a child or adult can use - enjoy your life once again.
About the Author
Eddy Kong WW is the author of a 7-day Asthma Recovery System, "How to Quickly & Effectively Treat Your Asthma Condition". Drop by at Asthma Treatment for your free copy. Also do visit his Asthma Blog .
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