October 22, 2009
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.