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What do I do if I have an asthma attack while exercising?

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If you begin to experience asthma symptoms during exercise, stop and follow the instructions in your asthma action plan. Keep your rescue inhaler handy, and use it as directed as soon as you have symptoms. If your symptoms are not getting better, call for emergency medical assistance.

From: Asthma and Exercise WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

The Canadian Lung Association: "Exercise & Asthma." 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Exercise-Induced Asthma," “Asthma and Exercise.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Exercise-Induced Asthma," “Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma).”

Health Central: "Asthma."

Asthma UK: “Exercise and activities.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

SOURCES: 

The Canadian Lung Association: "Exercise & Asthma." 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Exercise-Induced Asthma," “Asthma and Exercise.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Exercise-Induced Asthma," “Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma).”

Health Central: "Asthma."

Asthma UK: “Exercise and activities.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

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