Medical Index

Asthma

In a person suffering from asthma, the allergic reaction shows itself in the lining of the air passages. This lining is very sensitive. It not only responds to an allergen with wheezing, but it also responds more than usual to exercise, infection, and emotional disturbances. The lining of the airways goes into spasm and secretes mucus. Your child will have difficulty breathing out, and you will hear a wheezing noise when he does this. His face may become pale and he could look anxious and perspire. If his lips turn blue, this indicates a late stage and a serious need for urgent medical help.

The allergen that causes your child’s asthma may be dust, pollen, feathers, animal hair, or fungal spores. Many young babies wheeze ...

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