Attacking Asthma

Most kids with asthma no longer have to limit their activities.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM March 28, 2006

One minute, you're breathing normally. The next minute, you're coughing, wheezing, and gasping for air. Maybe the trouble started when you stroked a cat. Or maybe it happened when you raced for a soccer ball on a breezy spring day.

Stroking a cat can sometimes trigger an asthma attack.

Stroking a cat can sometimes trigger an asthma attack.

If these situations sound familiar, you may be among the growing number of kids with a lung disorder called asthma.

"It's very common for kids to have this," says Andy Liu, a childhood asthma-and-allergy ...

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