PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What makes a child more likely to have asthma?

ANSWER

Things that can make a child more likely to have asthma include:

  • Nasal allergies (hay fever) or eczema (allergic skin rash)
  • A family history of asthma or allergies
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Low birth weight
  • Exposure to tobacco smoke before or after birth
  • Black or Puerto-Rican ethnicity
  • Being raised in a low-income environment

From: Asthma in Children (Childhood Asthma) WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 3, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/3/2019

SOURCES:  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "School House: Keeping Healthy at School."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to remember: Childhood asthma."  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "Off to School with Confidence." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants."




Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 3, 2019

SOURCES:  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "School House: Keeping Healthy at School."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to remember: Childhood asthma."  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "Off to School with Confidence." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants."




Reviewed by Dan Brennan on September 3, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

Why are more children getting asthma?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.