How Do You Recognize A Childhood Asthma Attack?
Unfortunately, the symptoms of an asthma attack can vary from child to child. The causes are also varied, even an allergy can bring one on. Understanding what the varied symptoms look like can help you recognize an attack and to seek the proper medical assistance as quickly as possible. A child may go for several months with having no asthma attack symptoms. An asthma attack occurs when the symptoms get suddenly worse. A season allergy, weather changes or a cold or the flu can trigger asthma attacks. Exercise and extreme stress have also been none to cause attack symptoms. Common symptoms of an asthma attack are: – Difficulty breathing – Wheezing when breathing both in and out – Inability to stop coughing – Shortness of breath or rapid breathing – Chest pain and/or pressure – Retractions (tightened neck and chest muscles – you’ll know it when you see it) – Trouble speaking – Pale complexion – Profuse sweating – Symptoms that get worse despite use of medications – Shortness of breath If