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Asthma

Asthma is a severe condition where the airways are extremely sensitive to various allergens and other irritants. Once diagnosed, this condition can be kept under control through the use of drugs and inhalers. However, a severe attack may require medical attention. Contact your doctor or go to the hospital right away if you or your child experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Extreme difficulty breathing
  • Rescue medication does not help
  • Your peak flow continues to drop after treatment or falls below 50% of your best
  • Fingernails or lips turn bluish or grayish in color


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