Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the air passages (bronchi) of the lungs because of hypersensitivity to specific substances. Asthma can cause repeated acute episodes. Hence any patient with asthma should be aware about when to call a doctor for asthma.
If you are an asthmatic and have an asthma action plan (that is your doctor has informed you about the medications to be taken in case of an acute attack) then:
You can consult a paediatrician, general physician, family physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, and even an internist for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma. You may have to consult a specialist (allergist or pulmonologist) if you have:
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