Children's Health and Wellness

Childhood Asthma

Asthma is the most common serious chronic illness in children, with 7 million children diagnosed with the disease, according to the American Lung Association. Some symptoms of asthma include wheezing, a persistent cough, frequent respiratory infections, chest tightness and shortness of breath. A child with any of these symptoms should be evaluated for asthma.

Print Source: Vitality magazine
Online Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunologyhttp://www.aaaai.org/patients/gallery/asthma.asp
Online Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunologyhttp://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/exerciseinducedasthma.stm
Online Source: American Lung Associationhttp://www.lungusa.org/
Online Source: American Lung Associationhttp://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/asthma/
Online Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insitutehttp://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Asthma/Asthma_WhatIs.html
Online Editor: Flanagan, Donna
Online Editor: Sinovic, Dianna
Online Medical Reviewer: Godsey, Cynthia M.S., M.S.N., APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Lambert, J.G. M.D.
Online Medical Reviewer: Michael Steiner, MD
Date Last Reviewed: 2/2/2010
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