Are Asthma Symptoms from a Bronchial Infection Permanent?

Last updated on August 29th, 2015 at 09:38 pm

It’s important to understand that asthma is a chronic condition that may last for an extended period of time. It is not something that happens only once and never again. Asthma occurs when there is a spasm of the muscles surrounding the bronchial tubes and airways, causing the space available for air movement to shrink. The symptoms of asthma may be coughing and difficulty breathing.

Many things can trigger an asthma attack. The most common are infections (like a bronchial infection) or allergies. But cold weather, exercise and environmental irritants can also cause episodes of asthma. If this was your child’s first experience with these symptoms, only time will tell if she has the condition.

Studies have demonstrated that a good predictor of the risk of asthma is its presence in the family tree. The point to remember is that real asthma will occur with some frequency, not just one time.



About the Author

Dr. Mark Diamond is a pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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3 Responses to “Are Asthma Symptoms from a Bronchial Infection Permanent?”

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  2. Asthma Tips says:

    I enjoyed reading your article a lot of people believe Asthma can just come and go and that’s simply not right.

  3. Christine says:

    When I read the title I thought for a second what would be on your list. Good information related to Asthma symptoms.

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