Asthma in Children (cont.)
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When to Call a Doctor
If your child has been diagnosed with asthma and has an asthma action plan (which tells you what medicines to take during an asthma attack), do the following:
Call your doctor immediately if your child:
Call your doctor if your child:
If you think your child has asthma
If your child has not been diagnosed with asthma but has asthma symptoms, call your doctor and make an appointment for an evaluation.
Watchful waiting is a period of time during which you and your doctor observe your child's symptoms or condition without using medical treatment.
If you think your child has asthma, watchful waiting is not appropriate. See your doctor.
Who to see
Health professionals who can diagnose and treat asthma include:
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