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Here are common warning signs
Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the airways - the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs - to become sore and swollen.
Asthma can develop in children of any age, but symptoms typically begin by age 5. Children have smaller airways than adults, which makes asthma especially serious for them.
The Cleveland Clinic says parents should watch for:
- Frequent coughing spells that occur during playtime, laughing or at night.
- Lack of energy during playtime.
- Breathing rapidly, shortness of breath or wheezing.
- Discomfort or pain in the chest.
- A perceived tightness of the neck or chest muscles.
- Feeling tired often.
The Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education.
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