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Signs You Need to go to the ER for a Severe Asthma Attack

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Fatigued woman on third cup of coffee.
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You're lethargic or more tired than normal


Confused child concept.
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You or your child is confused


Still short of breath after using inhaler.
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You have chest pain


woman with bad cough.
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You have uncontrolled coughing that worsens at night


Can't speak concept, tape over mouth.
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You can't speak


Woman in oxygen mask to battle cyanosis
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You have a bluish tint


Rib cage x-ray.
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You can see your ribs


Wheezing woman trying to use inhaler.
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You've stopped wheezing


Hunched over person.
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You're hunched over


Dart board with sticky note, gut feeling, dart in bullseye.
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You've got a gut feeling


Rescue inhalers.
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Anytime your rescue medication doesn’t resolve symptoms


Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson

@Jen_Rackley

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson is a dietitian and mother of three girls. Two of her children have dealt with acid reflux disease, food allergies, migraines, and asthma. She has a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Harding University and has done graduate work in public health and nutrition through Eastern Kentucky University. In addition to writing for HealthCentral, she does patient consults and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pediatric Adolescent Gastroesophageal Reflux Association.