Imagine that you are driving as fast as you can, with your flashers on, because all you hear in your backseat is crying, wheezing and gasps for air. Your child is having an asthma attack and every second seems like an eternity as you try to get them help.
Asthma is one of the most common diseases in children. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, there are 6.3 million children who have asthma. It is a condition in which your airways narrow, swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.