Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that compromises a person’s ability to breathe due to inflammation of the airways. Children are particularly susceptible to the complications of restricted and inflamed airways, experiencing wheezing, coughing and chest tightness, as well as difficulty breathing. A number of triggers have been associated with the disorder, including allergens, stress and infections, but research over the last decade has found that antibiotic use in young children may also be a risk factor for early development of the disorder.
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