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Asthma: Symptoms of Difficulty Breathing

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Topic Overview

It is important to know the symptoms of difficulty breathing in asthma. If you or your child is having trouble breathing, follow your asthma action plan.

Mild difficulty breathing

You are having mild difficulty breathing if:

Moderate difficulty breathing

Symptoms of moderate difficulty breathing include:

Severe difficulty breathing

Symptoms of severe difficulty breathing include:


Credits for Asthma: Symptoms of Difficulty Breathing

Current as of: July 6, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine


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