The symptoms suggestive of concomitant allergic asthma are:
• Breathing difficulties with a sensation of a tight chest
• Dry cough
Inflammation of the bronchi causes intense respiratory discomfort, wheezing and a cough (most often nocturnal). This inflammation leads to contraction of the bronchial muscles: the passage of air is impaired, normal breathing is no longer possible and wheezing occurs. This condition is known as allergic asthma.
These symptoms are associated with hypersecretion of mucus (hence the cough) and oedema of the bronchi. Asthma attacks can range from mere wheezing to severe respiratory insufficiency requiring hospitalisation. In children, asthma can hinder thoracic development and have a negative impact on family and school life.