Does your child have these Non-respiratory signs of worsening asthma?

Lazy summer days...Those of us, who have asthmatic children usually want to know all there is to know about preventing an impending attack or dealing with an asthma attack.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recently published a list of non-respiratory symptoms that may signal an impending asthma attack in your child.

In a small study, these were the reported non-respiratory symptoms that parents reported prior to an asthma attack in their child.

  • paleness,
  • irritability,
  • anxiety,
  • tension,
  • tiredness, and
  • sleeping problems.

Overall, upper respiratory symptoms as a group were not increased in the days prior to uncontrolled asthma.

One specific upper respiratory symptom that was significantly increased was an itchy throat.

via Non-respiratory signs of worsening asthma in children.