Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children especially children who have low birth weight, are exposed to tobacco smoke, are black, and are raised in a low-income environment.
Asthma is characterized by inflammation of the bronchial tubes with increased production of sticky secretions inside the tubes, making it hard to breathe.
Childhood asthma and adult-onset asthma have the same symptoms, and both have similar treatments. However, children with asthma face different challenges.
Treating asthma in children ages 5 to 11 requires some specialized techniques. Discover tips on symptoms, medications and an asthma action plan.