Listening to your child wheeze or struggle to breathe because of asthma can be scary. No one is sure why some children have asthma attacks and others don’t, but we know what can trigger an attack. Asthma triggers include:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Dirty air
  • Cockroach droppings
  • Pets
  • Mold
  • Dust
  • Exercise that makes you breathe hard

Asthma causes swelling in the airways that lead to the lungs, which makes it hard for your child to breathe. Signs of asthma in children include:

  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Getting tired quickly during exercise

What Are the Signs of Asthma?

Dr. Amit Shah

At Mercy, our pediatric pulmonology experts specialize in treating your child’s asthma symptoms and providing personalized care with compassion. They can provide an individualized asthma action plan that tells you what to do when your child has an attack and identifies his or her triggers. They also can provide a controller medicine for your child to take every day.

Together we can make your child, and you, breathe a lot easier.

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