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When should I take my child to the Emergency Room?

Keren Chansky Suberri, Ph.D., ABPP
Your child’s Asthma Action Plan should include specific directions from your child’s healthcare provider as to when to take your child to the Emergency Room. 

Learning the early warning signs of your child’s asthma flare-up is key to managing your child’s asthma and preventing trips to the Emergency Room.

Get immediate help for your child if any of the following are occuring:
  • Your child is having extreme trouble breathing or shortness of breath.
  • Your child's asthma symptoms continue or worsen, even after giving Quick Relief ("Yellow Zone") medications.
  • Your child is having trouble walking, talking, eating or playing.
  • Your child is drowsy or less alert than usual.