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5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma

SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For many children with asthma, coughing is an early warning sign of a flare-up, an expert says.

Understanding asthma and knowing what to expect can help parents prevent or lessen the severity of asthma attacks, said Dr. Ronald Ferdman, a pediatric allergist-immunologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

He provided the following tips to help parents protect their children's health:

With proper management, children with asthma can exercise normally, sleep well at night, attend school and avoid the emergency room. Parents shouldn't settle for less, Ferdman said.

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