Asthma and Allergies
Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Asthma can be controlled by following a medical management plan and by avoiding contact with environmental "triggers," such as cockroaches, dust mites, furry pets, mold, tobacco smoke, and certain chemicals.