More than 65 million adults and children are affected by asthma and allergies in the U.S. For National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, we encourage you to learn how to respond to a medical emergency brought on by each of these common chronic diseases.
- Signs of an asthma attack: Labored breathing, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, anxiety, bluish lips and fingers, flared nostrils, and tripod position (rigid sitting position, leaning forward, supported on arms).
- Signs of a severe allergic reaction: Hives, rash, sneezing, congestion, tightness in the chest and throat, dizziness, confusion, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or swelling in the face, throat or tongue.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for more information about how to respond to an asthma or allergy related emergency.
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