Asthma Early Warning Signs

If you know what to look for, you will notice early warning signs that an asthma episode is developing. These will vary from one person to another but can be as simple as a tickle in the throat or chest, a sharp or sudden cough, or a feeling of extreme tiredness.  

This is important because it takes less medication to stop symptoms from worsening than it does to treat a full-blown flare. By the time you begin to cough or wheeze, your lungs are already congested and compromised. 

It may take a while, but your individual pattern of early warning signs will become obvious as you listen to your body and monitor your symptoms. Using a daily symptom diary like Allergy & Asthma Network’s AsthmaTracker can shorten the learning curve.