IN THIS ARTICLE
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
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
Must Read Articles Related to Asthma
Patient Comments & Reviews
The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Asthma:
Asthma - Triggers
What are your asthma triggers?
Asthma - Attack
What happens during your asthma attacks?
Asthma - Medications
What medications do you take for asthma?
Asthma - Home Remedies
Do you use home remedies to help control your asthma?
Asthma - Effective Treatments
What kinds of treatments have been effective for your asthma?
Asthma - Diagnosis
Please describe your asthma diagnosis.
Asthma Attack - Symptoms
What are your asthma symptoms?