Early School Health Radio Shows — 14 May 2013
Signs of Asthma

The surprising signs that your school aged child may have asthma.

Signs of Asthma

If your child is complaining of tightness or hurting in the chest, has dark circles under the eyes and feels weak and tired, asthma could be the culprit.  Of course coughing and wheezing are other symptoms, but there are some symptoms that are quite surprising says Dr. Frank Adams, author of The Asthma Source Book. “The child is having trouble playing sports or is maybe telling you “I don’t want to go out and play”, which would be a big change for that particular child and the child may be avoiding the exercise because the child may have experienced shortness of breath.” Asthma is one of the leading reasons for missing school, and no wonder. “The child is waking up is the middle of the night coughing, and the wheezing might be audible to many parents. And in school, the grades might be slipping and the teachers might be saying that your child is falling asleep in class and this would relate to the night time awakening where the child can’t get proper sleep.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Frank Adams, author of The Asthma Source Book.  Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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