“Mom, I don’t feel good.”
“Dad, I have a sore throat.”
You hear these words just as your child is waking up to get ready for school. You think, “Oh no, do I keep them home, do they need to go to the doctor, or are they not really sick at all?” For parents of kids with asthma this can be a difficult decision, as asthma flares are often triggered by respiratory illnesses. A child with asthma not only has to battle cold symptoms but also manage the additional asthma symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, and wheezing.