healthcare provider will listen to your child’s lungs with a stethoscope. Asthma often
produces unique breathing sounds, such as wheezing. But if your child is not currently
having symptoms, the lungs may sound normal. This does not necessarily mean your child
does not have asthma. In addition, the provider may look for signs of allergies, such as
skin rashes, swelling inside the nose, and nasal discharge. If your child has never
wheezed before, your provider may want to do a chest X-ray of the lungs.