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Health Tip: Signs of an Asthma Attack in Your Child

Symptoms that may indicate an attack is imminent

(HealthDay News) -- There may be warning signs before your child has a full-blown asthma attack.

The American Lung Association says parents should be on the lookout for these potential red flags that an asthma attack may be imminent:

  • A frightened facial expression and posture that indicates the child can't relax.
  • Restless sleep.
  • Coughing, particularly at night.
  • Sweating, pale skin, rapid breathing and flaring of the nostrils.
  • Labored breathing with the lips pursed.
  • Vomiting and fatigue.
  • Sunken areas between the ribs or in the neck.
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