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  1. Allergy- and Asthma-Proof Your Home

    Learn more from WebMD about making your home as allergy- and asthma-proof as possible.

  2. Controlling Asthma Triggers

    The most important thing you can do to prevent asthma is to control asthma triggers. WebMD shows you how.

  3. Asthma Tests

    Asthma tests are necessary not only to confirm that you have asthma but also to help determine its severity and your asthma triggers.

  4. Diagnosing Asthma

    Learn what your doctor will do when making an asthma diagnosis.

  5. Living with Asthma

    Get tips about asthma and its link with stress, anxiety, and smoking.

  6. Lung Function Tests for Asthma

    To diagnose asthma or other lung problems, your doctor may perform lung function or pulmonary function tests. Learn more.

  7. Health Conditions That Mimic Asthma

    Learn about other health conditions that have symptoms that mimic asthma. Find out how to tell if you have asthma or something else.

  8. Asthma Risk Factors

    Some of the risk factors for asthma may surprise you. Find out more about what things can trigger an asthma attack.

  9. Asthma Specialists

    Confused about choosing an asthma specialist? Learn about the different doctors who treat asthma.

  10. Asthma in Children - Symptoms

    Symptoms of asthma can be mild or severe. Your child may have no symptoms; severe, daily symptoms; or something in between. How often your child has symptoms can also change. Symptoms of asthma may include:Wheezing, a whistling noise of varying loudness that occurs when the airways of the lungs (bronchial tubes) narrow.Coughing, which is the only symptom for some children. The cough usually is ...

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