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  • Reviewed on 4/12
    By Dr. Tinkelman

Asthma: Early Warning Signs of Asthma


People with asthma have noted the following early warning signs:

  • Breathing changes
  • Feeling tired
  • Feel funny in chest
  • Want to be alone
  • Headache
  • Get quiet
  • Easily Upset
  • Feel weak
  • Eyes look glassy
  • Slow down
  • Dark circles under eyes
  • Feel sad
  • Get excited
  • Pale
  • Watery eyes
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sweaty
  • Restless
  • Feverish
  • Grumpy
  • Chin or throat itches
  • Heart beats faster
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Change in Sputum (mucus)
  • Runny nose
  • Dry mouth
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Poor tolerance for exercise
  • A downward trend in peak flow numbers

Download our printable asthma checklist (pdf).

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