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What are the warning signs of a potential asthma attack?

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Warning signs of a potential asthma attack include:

  • Needing more rescue inhaler medication (such as albuterol).
  • A cough that gets worse.
  • Feeling like you can’t breathe or like someone’s sitting on your chest.
  • Waking up at night feeling like you can’t breathe.
  • Not being able to be active or exercise without getting winded or wheezing.

From: What Are Your Severe Asthma Triggers? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: “Allergy Symptoms,” “Asthma Attack.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: “Asthma Triggers and Management.”

Deutsches Arzteblatt International: “Severe Asthma: Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Asthma.net: “Strong Emotions, Stress, and Depression.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 20, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: “Allergy Symptoms,” “Asthma Attack.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology: “Asthma Triggers and Management.”

Deutsches Arzteblatt International: “Severe Asthma: Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment.”

Asthma.net: “Strong Emotions, Stress, and Depression.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 20, 2017

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