Asthma is a respiratory condition that affects your lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding the triggers. However, when symptoms get worse, it is called an asthma attack. Asthma affects people of all ages and often starts during childhood. How common is Asthma in the United States? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in … [Read more...] about Asthma Attack Symptoms & First Aid
Parents avoid the emergency room as often as possible, but if you are the parent of a child with asthma, it's important to know when the ER is the right choice. When the following symptoms are showing up the answer to the question of when should I seek emergency medical attention is NOW. If your child is wheezing constantly. They are using their inhaler repeatedly because they either have severe asthma symptoms or their wheezing quickly returns after treatment. If a long-lasting cough is … [Read more...] about Asthma: Should I Go To The ER?