Community Pediatric Asthma Service

Might not be asthma?

Might not be Asthma?

Children with asthma can have other symptoms that may be
unrelated to asthma or could be making asthma worse.
In some situations, the person may not even have asthma.


Allergies

It is easy to confuse asthma and allergies. Be sure you know the difference and are treating each one to get the best result.

Asthma or Allergies?

Dysfunctional Breathing

Dysfunctional breathing (DB) is a common cause of shortness of breath. Click on the resource below to learn more

Habit Cough

Consider habit cough, when cough is the main symptom during waking hours, even with treatment.

Habit Cough Video

Vocal Cord Dysfunction

When you take a breath and your vocal cords CLOSE instead of open, it’s harder to get air in and out of your lungs. This is known as VCD.


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