What Are Asthma Symptoms?
Common asthma symptoms include:
- Coughing from asthma is often worse at night or early in the morning, making it hard to sleep
- Wheezing is a whistling or squeaky sound when you breathe
- Can feel like something is squeezing or sitting on your chest
Shortness of breath
- Being unable to catch your breath, or feeling breathless or out of breath. Feeling like you cannot get enough air in or out of your lungs
- Faster breathing or noisy breathing
People with asthma may:
- Wheeze when they have a cold or other illness
- Cough often, especially at night (sometimes this is the only sign of asthma in a child)
- Have asthma symptoms brought on by running, biking, or other brisk activity, especially during cold weather
- Cough or wheeze after crying or laughing for a long time
- Cough or wheeze when near something that triggers asthma
If you notice that you or your child has these symptoms, talk to your or your child's Primary Care Practitioner/Family Practitioner.