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How long does an asthma attack last?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Varies...

Asthma exacerbation can last for a few minutes to a few days to weeks depending on the degree of bronchospasm and inflammation and how it responds to routine therapy.
The earlier in the exacerbation a person seeks help, the sooner it typically responds.

In brief: Varies...

Asthma exacerbation can last for a few minutes to a few days to weeks depending on the degree of bronchospasm and inflammation and how it responds to routine therapy.
The earlier in the exacerbation a person seeks help, the sooner it typically responds.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Depends

Asthma attacks, or acute bronchospasm, can last as little as a few minutes for minor attacks that are treated promptly.
In come cases the asthma attack is so severe that the patient is hospitalized, put on a breathing machine and can potentially die. The length of asthma attacks are variable and there really is not set answer.

In brief: Depends

Asthma attacks, or acute bronchospasm, can last as little as a few minutes for minor attacks that are treated promptly.
In come cases the asthma attack is so severe that the patient is hospitalized, put on a breathing machine and can potentially die. The length of asthma attacks are variable and there really is not set answer.
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