Asthma care

Childhood asthma (pediatric asthma) is the most common serious chronic disease in infants and children.

 In infants and children, asthma may appear as:

•Wheezing (whistling sound) when breathing
•Rapid breathing
•Labored breathing
•Complaints of chest hurting
•Reduced energy
•Feeling weak or tired

Some children have symptoms only when exercising or playing a sport. This is called exercise-induced bronchospasm.

Risk factors for developing childhood asthma include:

•Family history of allergies and/or asthma
•Frequent respiratory infections
•Low birth weight
•Second-hand smoke before and/or after birth
•Growing up in an urban environment

Asthma Education

Asthma symptoms can be controlled. This is extremely important in order to prevent damage to growing lungs.