Asthma in Children - What Increases Your Risk
Risks for very bad asthma attacks
Your child may be at increased risk for severe asthma
attacks if he or she:
- Is an infant with asthma symptoms.
- Has a history of severe symptoms,
asthma attacks that get worse quickly and frequent
- Has difficulty taking
medicines or often has to use short-acting beta2-agonists such as albuterol.
frequent changes in
peak expiratory flow.
- Has symptoms that
last for a long time.
- Does not use oral corticosteroids quickly
enough during an attack.
- Does not have good support from families
Triggers also may make asthma worse and may lead to
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 14, 2013
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