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Signs of an emergency

  • Using your reliever a lot

  • Your reliever isn’t helping

  • It’s difficult to breathe

  • You can’t talk in full sentences

  • Your symptoms (chest tightness, wheezing and coughing) are worse than normal

  • Your peak flow reading is less than half your normal1

Find out what to do in an asthma attack here

Approval code: UK/RESP/17/0032l(1)

Date of preparation: January 2020

References
  1. Your asthma action plan. Asthma UK. Available at: https://www.asthma.org.uk/globalassets/health-advice/resources/adults/dh025_asthmaactionplan2019_editable.pdf Last accessed: January 2020.

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