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What are the signs of an asthma emergency?

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If you have any of these asthma symptoms, call 911:

  • Symptoms that keep getting worse, even with treatment
  • Difficulty catching your breath or talking
  • Flaring your nostrils as you breathe
  • Sucking in your chest or stomach with each breath
  • Difficulty walking
  • A bluish or grayish tinge to your lips or fingernails

From: Asthma: the Warning Signs WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. 

getasthmahelp.org. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology. 

getasthmahelp.org. 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

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