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What should I do if I have an astma attack while exercising?

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First, stop your activity and follow the asthma action plan you created with your doctor. Use your rescue inhaler and do your best to stay calm -- stress can make things worse.

If you don’t feel better, get medical help right away.

SOURCES:

Jana Tuck, MD, an allergist in Cape Girardeau, MO, and a spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology .

Boyd, A. , August 2013. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Franca-Pinto, A. , August 2015. Thorax

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

Mekonnen, D. , July 2010. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Chlorine Allergy.”

CDC: “Common Asthma Triggers.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Exercise-Induced Asthma.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Jana Tuck, MD, an allergist in Cape Girardeau, MO, and a spokesperson for the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology .

Boyd, A. , August 2013. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology

Franca-Pinto, A. , August 2015. Thorax

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

Mekonnen, D. , July 2010. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Chlorine Allergy.”

CDC: “Common Asthma Triggers.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Exercise-Induced Asthma.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 06, 2018

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