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What are early signs of asthma?

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They include:

  • Frequent cough, especially at night
  • Losing your breath easily or shortness of breath
  • Feeling very tired or weak when exercising
  • Wheezing or coughing after exercise
  • Feeling tired, easily upset, grouchy, or moody
  • Decreases or changes in lung function as measured on a peak flow meter
  • Signs of a cold or allergies (sneezing, runny nose, cough, nasal congestion, sore throat, and headache)
  • Trouble sleeping

From: Asthma Symptoms and Signs WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "An Unwelcome Return: 10 tips to ease your spring allergy symptoms" and "Tips to Remember: Childhood Asthma."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 9, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "An Unwelcome Return: 10 tips to ease your spring allergy symptoms" and "Tips to Remember: Childhood Asthma."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 9, 2018

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