Home > Medical > Asthma > Asthma and children Asthma and children All sections in Asthma » Asthma Basics » Asthma News » Asthma Overview » Asthma and Children » Asthma and Exercise » Asthma Treatment » FAQs » Health Tips » Manage Your Asthma » How Severe is your Asthma » Living with Asthma » My Asthma Story Kids with pets may have lower asthma risk Children who spend a lot of time around dogs or farm animals might be exposed to bacteria that are linked to a lower risk of asthma, according to allergy research. Stress ups asthma risk in kids Stress caused by events such as moving, changes in family relationships and death can raise a child's risks for asthma attacks four-fold, according to a study. Diagnosing asthma in children Diagnosing asthma in infants and toddlers can be difficult as many children wheeze and suffer recurrent colds, especially if exposed to colds and coughs at a crèche or day mother. Test Is your asthma under control? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Celebrities with asthma World's Most Famous TB Patients Pregnant moms' colds may cause asthma in offspring Research indicates that the more colds and other viral infections a woman has during pregnancy, the more likely her child is to have asthma. Children and asthma: the numbers Roughly 80% of all childhood asthma occurs before the ages of five years. Diagnosing asthma in infants and toddlers can be difficult. Your smoking habits and your child's asthma Your smoking does affect your child’s lungs and his risk for asthma. Don’t fool yourself into believing otherwise. How do you treat asthma in children? In almost all cases with a bronchodilator and inhaled corticosteroids. How do you know if your child has asthma? If your child gets an anxious look in the eye, draws his shoulders up and you can see the spaces between his ribs, he's struggling to get enough air. Do you recognise these asthma symptoms in your child? Diagnosing asthma in infants and toddlers can be difficult as many children wheeze and suffer recurrent colds, especially if they go to a crèche. Increase in asthma among Africans A higher degree of sensitisation to allergens among black Africans and an increased incidence of asthma among local teenagers is cause for concern, local researchers report. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Try the Meat Free Movember Challenge Fit starts now with MRP Sport Get Race Ready with REHIDRAT® Is your lifestyle harming your liver?