Has my child got asthma?

9) Colds

Colds are very common in young children. Viruses or infections are often associated with wheezing in pre-school children. Only very few of these children will go on to have asthma.

Coughs and colds are a frequent trigger for wheezing in asthma.

Asthma might be considered if chest infections do not improve after antibiotic treatment especially if the child has a wheeze.

It is important for your child to get a flu vaccination every year if they have been diagnosed with asthma.