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One of the main goals of maintaining asthma control is avoiding trips to the emergency room for asthma flares. It is however still important that you are able to recognize the symptoms that tell you it is time to go in the event of an attack. These symptoms should be detailed on your childs asthma action plan, and they include:
It is always helpful if you have an Asthma Action Plan that you take that with you to the Emergency Room so that the doctors and nurses are aware of the medications your child is taking for his or her asthma. Once your child is discharged, it is also important that you communicate with his or her asthma provider to decide if any changes need to be made to the current plan of care.