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What are the early warning signs of an asthma attack?

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Asthma narrows your airway and makes it harder for air to move in and out of the lungs. You feel like can't get enough air. Early warning signs and symptoms of an asthma attack include:

If you have any of these asthma symptoms, get treated as soon as possible to prevent more serious problems.

  • Frequent cough, especially at night
  • Losing your breath easily or shortness of breath
  • Tiredness or weakness during exercise, along with wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath
  • Drop or changes in peak expiratory flow, a measurement of how fast air comes out of the lungs when you exhale forcefully
  • Signs of a cold or other upper respiratory infections, or allergies
  • Trouble sleeping

From: Asthma and Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI):  “An Unwelcome Return: 10 Tips to Ease Your Spring Allergy Symptoms.” “Asthma Statistics.” "Tips to Remember: Outdoor Allergens.”

Cinquair. Prescribing Information.

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 18, 2019

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI):  “An Unwelcome Return: 10 Tips to Ease Your Spring Allergy Symptoms.” “Asthma Statistics.” "Tips to Remember: Outdoor Allergens.”

Cinquair. Prescribing Information.

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 18, 2019

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