In children, the symptoms of asthma can be recognized relatively quickly. The bronchial tubes swell up and the muscles located in the bronchial tubes tense up, there are strong coughing fits and mucous secretions.
Acute shortness of breath in a child is another sign that he is suffering from a respiratory disease that can lead to asthma.
Whistling on exhalation and a generally difficult common exhalation is another sure sign of bronchial asthma, as the exhalation is particularly affected. In addition, children complain of a sharp pain in the chest. It feels as if the chest is contracting.
Strong cough occurs in asthmatic disease even when one is not suffering from any cold. This cough also occurs when the child exerts himself physically. Stress and malaise can also cause the cough. Moreover, continuous coughing during the night is a sign of bronchial asthma.
These signs can generally be described quite well by the children and they can also localize the pain in breathing, so you should not have any problems in diagnosing it.
As a parent, it is important to keep a diary of the illness, noting the worsening and improvement of the symptoms. This can then help the doctor with the diagnosis.
Such a diary can also help a doctor to assess the severity of an asthmatic illness much more quickly.
Unfortunately, bronchial asthma is often overlooked in children. So, as a parent, keep a close eye on the signs of lung disease and inform a doctor immediately if anything seems symptomatic.