Beware of these Signs of an Asthma Attack

If you are an asthmatic you must always be prepared for an attack. And, preparing yourself for the worst becomes easier when you are aware of the symptoms.

Vasudha Bhat
Written by: Vasudha BhatPublished at: Jun 17, 2014

Signs you Must Know

Signs you Must Know
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Is the danger of an asthma attack looming over you since a long time now? If this one question has given you sleepless nights, here are few warning signs which help you prepare yourself. Knowing about the signs of an awaiting asthma attack can prevent an emergency and could save your life. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Continuous Cough

Continuous Cough
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The symptoms of an asthma attack can vary from time-to-time. One time you may experience normal cough, next time you may have no cough at all, and at times you may have persistent cough. This cough is dry and taking medicine will not prevent the attack. It would only give you indications towards a looming attack. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Itching in the Neck and Chin

Itching in the Neck and Chin
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If you have been experiencing itching on the neck and chin and some stretch marks are also visible, it is time for you to prepare for an asthma attack. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Audible Wheezing

Audible Wheezing
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When there is an increased secretion in the upper airway, you may experience an audible wheezing. This can be an early sign of an attack. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Tightness in the Chest

Tightness in the Chest
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If your chest has started to hurt quite more often these days, an asthma attack is nearing you. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Increased Respiration

Increased Respiration
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When you are near an allergic substance, you may feel in increased respiratory rate. This is a sign that you will soon be having an asthma attack. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Burning Sensation in the Chest

Burning Sensation in the Chest
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This is a classic sign which must be taken very seriously as soon as you notice it. A burning sensation could be caused due to acidity also. But, if you are an asthmatic you should never ignore the sign. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Breathlessness

Breathlessness
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When you face difficulties in breathing, never treat it normally. An asthma attack is on your way and you must treat this as a serious problem and prepare yourself. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Stooping Shoulders

Stooping Shoulders
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Whenever you are going to have an attack, you will notice hunched shoulders. This happens as this makes the asthmatics to increase their lung capacity to make it feel like they are taking enough air. Image courtesy: Getty Images

Forward Leaning

Forward Leaning
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When breathlessness takes place people try to lean forward to breathe in enough air. This makes their posture strained. Image courtesy: Getty Images

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