There's no cure for asthma, although some asthmatic babies who wheeze only when they have colds or upper respiratory tract infections outgrow the tendency to wheeze over time. In general, asthma is thought to be a lifelong condition, although the frequency and severity of symptoms may change as your baby grows.
Close medical follow-up and appropriate treatment will enable your child to manage his asthma as he gets older so he can run, swim, and play like other children. Most children with asthma grow up to be healthy adults.
Asthma can be frightening for both you and your child, but remember, you're not alone. You may be surprised to learn how many families are dealing with asthma. Share your concerns about your baby's condition with other parents on our asthma bulletin board.