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.
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).