How do I diagnose asthma in infants?
Asthma blocks or constricts the body’s airways. It is a common in children under 18; the majority develop symptoms by age 6 and some children have symptoms before their third birthday. Infants feel asthma particularly strongly because their airways are much smaller. But diagnosing the disease may be difficult, as it shares symptoms with other common childhood breathing problems.Listen to the Child BreatheNoisy and fast breathing are signs of asthma in infants. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, abnormal noises include wheezing and panting. As for fast respiration, breathing 50 percent above the normal rate suggests the presence of asthma. Newborns normally take 30 to 60 breaths a minute, one-year-olds take 20 to 40, and two-year-olds take 20 to 30.Listen to the Child CryAccording to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, asthma alters the sound of a child’s cry. The cry may become softer or take on a different tone.Observe the Child’s ActivitiesAsthma cau