Asthma

Updated 02 August 2017

Does your child have asthma?

Asthma is on the increase, especially among young children. Be aware of the symptoms and seek treatment if you're worried about your child.

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Asthma is on the increase, especially among young children. Be aware of the symptoms and seek treatment if you're worried about your child. The good news is that asthma can be effectively treated.

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If your child has recurrent bronchitis or cough especially at night or during the early morning, then be on the alert. Other clues to look out for include: coughing or wheezing after physical activity, especially running; symptoms that flare up when exposed to irritants or allergens such as cat dander, perfume or tobacco smoke; symptoms that seem to be season specific and always occur at the same time each year; and a persistent dry cough starting in the early hours of the morning (2 am).

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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