Avoid a persistent or a recurrent cough such as persistent cold or sensitization, take your child to the doctor. Sometimes children have the so-called asthma cough, which means they have a dry cough when they are lying down, are active or have a cold climate. Recurrent bronchitis can also indicate asthma. A cough is a symptom of asthma.
Asthma is a condition in which the airways become tense and swollen and additionally produce mucus. This can make breathing difficult and cause coughing, shortness of breath and difficulty in breathing. For some people, asthma is a minor annoyance. For others, it can be a big problem that can interfere with daily activities and lead to a life-threatening asthma attack. The symptoms of asthma can be controlled but it is not curable. Because asthma often changes over time, it is important that you work with your doctor to follow your signs and symptoms and to adjust the treatment as needed.