A spike in asthma symptoms and flare-ups among children who have asthma is expected to start in late August and continue through the end of September.
Asthma is one of the most common long-term diseases among children. Asthma causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightening and couching at night or early in the morning. If you have asthma, you have it all the time. “Asthma attacks” occur only when something bothers the lungs. An asthma attack can make you feel like you are drowning.
What defines the annual late-August to late-September spike:
There are also some common triggers that can cause a child’s asthma to act up or worsen.
When your child is suffering from asthma there are a few steps that you can take to help your child control their symptoms:
In advance of this annual spike, parents should consult with their child’s pediatrician to develop or update their child’s asthma action or management plan.
Asthma action plans indicate: