Asthma in children: diagnosis and management
Asthma affects one in twelve children.
The most common symptoms are: coughing, wheezing and chest tightness.
The most common triggers are: outdoor allergens, indoor allergens and exercise.
Asthma is usually treated with daily controller medications.
These medications help control the symptoms by opening up the airways of the lungs to allow for easier breathing.
Long-acting beta agonists are a type of controller medication that relaxes the muscles around the airways to prevent them from tightening up and becoming inflamed.