Asthma – Asthma Attack Symptoms

Asthma – Asthma Attack Symptoms

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Asthma – Asthma Attack Symptoms

Please familiarise yourself with the signs associated with an asthma attack. These include:
1) Asthma symptoms such as coughing, breathlessness, wheezing or a tightening chest get worse either suddenly or over a period of a few days.
2) The reliever inhaler, the blue one [hold inhaler up] is unable to control the symptoms
3) The person is breathless to the point that they re unable to speak, eat or sleep
4) The breathing rate continues to get faster and the person feels they are struggling to catch their breath
5) The peak flow score is below what is normal
6) Asthmatic children may experience a stomach or chest pain.

It is important to be clear about an asthma attack. Please understand that the asthma attack symptoms may not necessarily occur suddenly. Instead they do also occur over a few hours or even days but a slow onset of an asthma attack can be just as dangerous as a sudden onset occurring in a short period of time.