Health Tip: Recognizing Asthma in Children
-- Asthma can develop in children of any age, but symptoms typically begin by age 5, the Cleveland Clinic says.
The clinic says parents should watch for:
- Frequent coughing spells that occur during playtime, laughing or at night.
- Lack of energy during playtime.
- Breathing rapidly, shortness of breath or wheezing.
- Discomfort or pain in the chest.
- A perceived tightness of the neck or chest muscles.
- Feeling tired often.
Posted: September 2011