Knowing what triggers asthma attacks and avoiding those triggers can certainly help in making the condition more bearable. Children suffering from asthma may also have peanut allergy but many are unaware of it because the symptoms are quite similar says a new study. The findings suggest that parents should get their asthmatic kids tested for peanut allergy too. Many of the respiratory symptoms of peanut allergy can mirror those of an asthma attack and vice versa. Examples of those symptoms include shortness of breath wheezing and coughing said study lead author Robert Cohn from Mercy Children's Hospital in Toledo Ohio.