Which signs and symptoms are associated with asthma?

Updated: Jan 07, 2019
  • Author: Michael J Morris, MD, FACP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Answer

Signs and symptoms of asthma include the following:

  • Wheezing

  • Coughing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest tightness/pain

Other nonspecific symptoms in infants or young children may be a history of recurrent bronchitis, bronchiolitis, or pneumonia; a persistent cough with colds; and/or recurrent croup or chest rattling.

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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