Children with asthma are pretty much like normal children. The only difference is that they may not be able to be as active as other children. Their growth may get a bit stunted if they have to use steroid inhalers. I think the most important thing is to know the warning signs of an pending asthma attack such as coughing, breathing heavy and/or getting a bluish tint to their lips and nails. Physical activity should be watched carefully with an asthmatic child. Many children by the time they reach school know how to handle their asthma but with the newly diagnosed, it takes a certain extent of experience to know when they are having an attack. That is were supervision should be extended.
My son had seasonal asthma at first which later turned to cough variant asthma. He carried an inhaler on him for when he needed it during gym. If he started coughing too much, he knew to sit out and rest.
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Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular