The cause of asthma is not yet determined but triggers such as allergens and irritants in the air can cause symptoms of the condition, according to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Common symptoms include shortn... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

The primary symptoms and signs of asthma in children include a wheezing or whistling sound when exhaling, shortness of breath, chest pain, or chest congestion and tightness, explains Mayo Clinic. Additional signs of chil... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

People are more likely to get asthma if they live in polluted or urban areas or have smokers living with them, according to WebMD. Those who have a history of allergies or have family members with asthma are at higher ri... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Although the exact cause of eczema is not known, doctors believe it results from an immune response to irritants or allergens, explains WebMD. The condition is common in people who have a family history of allergies or a... More »

Asthma is the primary cause of wheezing. Other causes include gastroesophageal reflux disease, pneumonia, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to Mayo Clinic. Conditions such as aller... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

For chronic hives, a health care professional typically prescribes oral antihistamines, oral or injected corticosteroids or injected epinephrine, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Omalizumab is t... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Free online continuing education classes in asthma management and education for respiratory therapists are available through the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Relatively low-priced online continuing education... More » Education Colleges & Universities