You observe your child's symptoms — maybe sneezing, wheezing, coughing, or a runny nose. The questions begin:related to a respiratory infection or an allergy — or is it asthma? Is another medical condition involved? Is a call to your health care provider or a trip to the emergency room necessary? These are all good questions — with a variety of answers. If it is asthma, different triggers and levels of severity should be considered. But one thing is certain: You want answers now.