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What are asthma symptoms in children?

Answered by Dr Ellie Cannon
8th September 2015
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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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