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My young son was recently diagnosed with asthma. What are the major signs that an asthma attack is serious enough to go to the ER?

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July 15, 2011 at 12:03 PM

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People with asthma usually have an action plan in place if their child has an attack. This includes treating the inflammation on a daily basis, along with what and when to contact either a doctor or take your child to the ER. But a good rule of thumb, if your child is having an attack (trouble breathing, wheezing, coughing, etc.) and the inhaler that you are using isn't working, then it would be necessary to take your child to the ER. You don't want your child to suffer long term damage from the asthma, so if it is unstoppable, and you see no relief from the inhaler, it would be wise to seek medical help.

Rex answered
June 11, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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