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Recognizing Asthma in Your Young Child

A cough at night. A cold that doesn’t go away. A whistling sound when breathing out. Maybe even a late-night trip to the hospital because that breathing didn’t seem quite right. If you’ve had any of this happen with your young child, you may be worried and wondering what’s going on. It could be your child has asthma, a serious and sometimes dangerous disease.

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Changes in Weather May Trigger Children’s Asthma

Changes in humidity and temperature result in an increase in Emergency Department (ED) visits for pediatric asthma exacerbation, according to a report published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

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Chickenpox & Children with Asthma

Most people think of chickenpox as a common, harmless childhood disease. However, children with chickenpox usually have a high fever, feel ill for several days, and develop a rash. The rash includes tiny, clear blisters that start on the chest, back, or belly. Normally, these blisters form scabs and begin to heal in three to four days. In rare cases, chickenpox may result in serious complications, even death.

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