Asthma in Infants and Young Children. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children. Surveys indicate that nearly five million American children under age 18 have experienced asthma symptoms. Many of those children begin developing asthma in very early childhood, before they turn five years of age. This fact sheet provides detailed information about asthma in very young children — babies, toddlers, and preschool aged children. We hope that this material helps you better understand what asthma is, how to recognize it in a young child, and what to do about it. Please keep in mind that this information is not meant to take the place of medical advice from your own physician. Asthma is a disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the airways. This inflammation causes narrowing of the airways and an increased sensitivity to inhaled irritants and allergens.
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Join our e-mail list to receive updates on the latest news and events. What is new in the management of childhood asthma? Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products. Your allergist may also prescribe one or more asthma medicines. My baby is wheezing and was put on puffers; does that mean she has asthma? Young children have very small, narrow airways and on average have a colds per year, usually between September and March. Eye Allergy. Asthma is also more prevalent in premature infants, those born at less than 36 weeks of gestation Pets should be avoided in families where allergic disease such as hay fever and eczema exist How is Asthma Diagnosed?