Health Tip: When Asthmatics Should See a Doctor

Parents should watch for these warning signs

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(HealthDay News) -- It's only natural that parents of children with asthma worry about the condition flaring up.

But which symptoms actually warrant a trip to the emergency room? The Nemours Foundation says to keep your eyes peeled for these warning signs:

  • Your child's nails or face color turns blue or grayish.
  • Your child has trouble talking.
  • You can see the area between your child's ribs or base of the neck contract.
  • Your child's rescue medications aren't working to stop the flare-up.

If your child shows any of these signs, seek medical attention immediately.


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