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What are the symptoms of asthma in children?

Answered on 11th January 2016
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The most common symptoms of asthma are:

  • A shortness of breath
  • Wheezing (this can sound like a whistling sound when breathing)
  • Coughing, particularly night-time coughing
  • A tight feeling in the chest

Symptoms range from mild to severe, and vary by individual case. Generally, symptoms tend to be worse at night and early in the morning, particularly if the asthma is not well controlled.


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