Signs of an asthma attackAsthma attack - signs of; Reactive airway disease - asthma attack; Bronchial asthma - attack
If you do not know if you have asthma, these 4 symptoms could be signs that you do:
- Coughing that sometimes wakes you up at night.
- Wheezing, or a whistling sound when you breathe. You may hear it more when you breathe out. It can start as a low-sounding whistle and get higher.
- Breathing problems that include having shortness of breath, feeling like you are out of breath, gasping for air, having trouble breathing out, or breathing faster than normal. When breathing gets very difficult, the skin of your chest and neck may suck inward.
- Chest tightness
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