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When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Asthma?
If you think you or your child may have asthma, make an appointment with your health-care provider. Some clues pointing to asthma include the following:
If you or your child has asthma, you should have an action plan worked out in advance with your health-care provider. This plan should include instructions on what to do when an asthma attack occurs, when to call the health-care provider, and when to go to a hospital emergency department. The following are general guidelines only. If your provider recommends another plan for you, follow that plan.
Although asthma is a reversible disease, and treatments are available, people can die from a severe asthma attack.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/23/2016
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