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What is the red zone of an asthma action plan and what is involved?

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An asthma action plan is a guide for how to handle your child’s asthma flare. Red zone means danger, and you need to call your pediatrician right away. Your action plan may include giving your child a rescue medicine for quick relief. If your child has severe symptoms, call 911.

A red zone is when your child:

  • Breathes hard and fast
  • Has nose open wide
  • Has trouble walking
  • Is not talking well
  • Is showing their ribs

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Asthma Action Plan."

Children's Health Network: "Peak Flow Meter."

Nemours Foundation: "What's an Asthma Action Plan?" "What's a Peak Flow Meter?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma."

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: "Asthma Action Plan."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Asthma Action Plan."

Children's Health Network: "Peak Flow Meter."

Nemours Foundation: "What's an Asthma Action Plan?" "What's a Peak Flow Meter?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma."

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: "Asthma Action Plan."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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