Asthma attack - signs; Reactive airway disease - asthma attack; Bronchial asthma - attack
If you do not know whether or not you have asthma, these 4 symptoms could be signs that you do:
Other early warning signs of an asthma attack are:
Call 911 or your local emergency number right away if you have any of the following symptoms. These may be signs of a serious medical emergency.
If your child has asthma, the child's caregivers must know to call 911 in case your child has any of these symptoms. This includes teachers, babysitters, and others who take care of your child.
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National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Asthma management guidelines: focused updates 2020. Updated February 4, 2021. www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/asthma-management-guidelines-2020-updates. Accessed April 27, 2022..
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