Health Tip: Listen to Your Child's Breathing

Check for warning signs of asthma

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(HealthDay News) -- Asthma in children can have many different physical and behavioral symptoms. Paying close attention to your child can help you spot the early warning signs of asthma.

Here's a list of common symptoms, courtesy of the American Lung Association:

  • Coughing that is not related to an illness, especially at night.
  • Frequently clearing of the throat.
  • Irregular breathing.
  • Wheezing, even slightly.
  • Labored or very loud breathing.
  • In some children who are having an asthma attack, the notch just above the Adam's apple sinks in as they breathe.
  • Unusual paleness or sweating.

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