Asthma symptoms in children may mimic many other infections or allergies, such as a peanut allergy, croup, or a bacterial infection. Classic asthma symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness. If you suspect any of these symptoms, take your child to the doctor right away.
So, your son or daughter has been diagnosed with asthma, and his or her doctor has prescribed systemic glucocorticosteroids (GC) like prednisone, and long-term inhaled GCs like Flovent or Pulmicort. Your concern is: Will this stunt my child's growth? This is a great question. In fact, according to "Allergy…