What are the early warning signs of an asthma attack?

Dr. Diana K. Blythe, MD

Children can have many different early warning signs for asthma. For some, a mild cough is the start. In others, breathing becomes more shallow or more rapid. Less active play is yet another sign.

Talk to your child's pediatrician about what could be your child's early warning signs and use their rescue asthma medicine at the first sign.

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