Factors that Can Trigger Asthma




Air pollutants, family history and allergic tendencies are the main factors that can trigger asthma on a child, explains Dr. Javier Hiriart, Pediatrician at Family Medicine Center at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, who agrees that asthma affects one in twelve children ages 0 to 17 in the United States.

Coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, pain or pressure are the common asthma symptoms, adds Dr. Hiriart.

The specialists recommends that if the kid has a repetitive pattern about those symptoms, parents should take him to the doctor’s office.

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