Will my smoking cigarettes affect my child who has just been diagnosed with asthma?

Yes, your smoking will affect your child with newly diagnosed asthma. Your child will be affected in many different ways. Every child today knows that “smoking is bad for you.” Some are aware of the links between cigarette smoking and…

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My child with asthma is also allergic to our family pet. How important is it for us to find a new home for our pet?

Gemma’s comment: Obviously, it’s best to relocate your pet or never get one in the first place. But your child may feel very strongly about having a pet, especially in the early school years when ‘show and tell’ sessions often…

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If the pediatrician says that my toddler has “a wheezy chest, “does she have asthma?

Not necessarily. Some pediatricians will not even use the term “asthma” until a child is 2 years of age or older. Wheezing in infancy is never normal. It can, however, be divided into two general patterns: non-allergic wheezing and allergic…

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