While children may have the same symptoms as adults with asthma, some may only experience a chronic cough. It is important to make an appointment with an Allergist/Immunologist if your child has one or more of the following symptoms:
- Chronic cough, happens while sleeping, or is triggered by exercise or cold air
- Wheezing or whistling sound upon exhaling
- Shortness of breath or rapid breathing, which may be associated with exercise
- Chest tightness (a young child may say that her chest “hurts” or “feels funny”)
- Easily fatigued (slowing down or ceasing play)
- Problems feeding or grunting during feeding (infants)
- Problems sleeping due to coughing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, etc.
Pay attention to your child’s patterns in asthma as they can help your doctor make a diagnosis. Do the symptoms occur:
- At night or early morning?
- During or after exercise?
- During certain seasons?
- After laughing or crying?
- When exposed to common asthma triggers?
Many asthma patients, both adults and children, also have allergies, so the doctor may perform allergy testing. Identifying, avoiding, and treating the underlying allergic triggers for asthma will help control asthma symptoms.
Make an appointment with Dr. Kolisnyk today for diagnosis and treatment of:
- Rhinitis (Hey Fever)
- Allergen Immunotherapy
- Venom Allergies
- Brochopulmonary Testing
- Sinus Disease
- Urticaria (Hives)
- Food Allergies
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis
- Eosinophilic Gastroenteropathies