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By Mundelein Pediatrics
August 24, 2015
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Asthma  

The leading cause of chronic illness in children, childhood asthma is more common than you might realize. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 10 percent of children ages 5 to 14 have asthma, and this number is only Asthmaincreasing.

Each year, the pediatricians at Mundelein Pediatrics in Grayslake see several children who have been affected by childhood asthma. Could your child be next? Here are the symptoms you will want to watch out for.

Childhood Asthma Symptoms

Coughing and wheezing are the two most common symptoms of childhood asthma, but they aren't the only ones. Additional symptoms of childhood asthma include rapid breathing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, weakness, poor endurance and fatigue. These symptoms are usually chronic and not caused by another medical condition. They may be worse during the night or after periods of physical activity.

Diagnosing Childhood Asthma

If you've noticed your child exhibiting one or more of the symptoms listed above, bring your child in to Mundelein Pediatrics in Grayslake for a professional asthma evaluation. While no parent wants to think about their child having a chronic illness, uncovering the problem and developing a treatment plan is the best way to keep the illness from taking control of your child's life.

When you bring your child in to Mundelein Pediatrics in Grayslake, your child's pediatrician will evaluate your child's condition based on your child's medical history and current symptoms. The pediatrician will perform a physical exam of your child and request other tests as needed, such as a lung function test, an allergen test or a blood test. This will help your child's pediatrician make a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, if needed.

With a proper diagnosis and treatment plan from Mundelein Pediatrics in Grayslake, managing your child's asthma should become second nature before long. Don't make your child suffer unnecessarily. Call and set up an appointment today.

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