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What are the symptoms of an asthma  attack?

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Dr. Gary Kohn
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Varied

Typically there is the sensation of shortness of breath, fast breathing, wheezing and cough.
You can have all or some of these symptoms. Children are more likely to display retractions which is the pulling in of chest and/or neck muscles with breathing.

In brief: Varied

Typically there is the sensation of shortness of breath, fast breathing, wheezing and cough.
You can have all or some of these symptoms. Children are more likely to display retractions which is the pulling in of chest and/or neck muscles with breathing.
Dr. Gary Kohn
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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Breathing trouble

Symptoms can be shortness of breath, a feeling of tightness in the chest, or a cough.
Many, but not all, people with asthma, make a whistling sound when they breathe called a wheeze. Since these symptoms can occur in other conditions, your doctor should always be the one to make the diagnosis of asthma and make sure you have proper treatment.

In brief: Breathing trouble

Symptoms can be shortness of breath, a feeling of tightness in the chest, or a cough.
Many, but not all, people with asthma, make a whistling sound when they breathe called a wheeze. Since these symptoms can occur in other conditions, your doctor should always be the one to make the diagnosis of asthma and make sure you have proper treatment.
Dr. Nancy Mellow
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