Asthma symptoms can be hard to identify because they vary so much. Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and the inability to keep up in sports are the most common symptoms. Talk to your child’s pediatrician about what can bring on an attack, and how to prevent and treat one. Parents need to understand what triggers these symptoms in order to be aware of future asthma attacks. Triggers include colds and respiratory infections, seasonal allergies, and secondhand smoke. With asthma education and preventive measures, your child won’t have to miss out on sports or outdoor play.
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What preventative measures are you currently taking as a parent to prevent asthma attacks?