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How to Prevent Asthma Flare-Ups (Video)

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What's an Asthma Flare-Up?

An asthma flare-up is when asthma symptoms get worse, making kids wheeze, cough, or be short of breath. An asthma flare-up can happen even when asthma is controlled.

Asthma flare-ups are also called asthma attacks or exacerbations.

Asthma flare-ups can be handled, but it's even better if you can prevent them from happening. Find out how to deal with flare-ups.

  • Preventing Asthma Flare-Ups

    Preventing Asthma Flare-Ups

    Understand what you can do to keep asthma flare-ups away.

Date reviewed: January 2023