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You can learn how to help control your asthma. One way is to learn about the things that make you have flare-ups. You can also learn how to know when a flare-up is on the way. The more you know, the easier it will be to control your asthma.
How do you feel before your asthma flares up? You may have trouble sleeping. Or you may feel tired and weak. These are early warning signs. They tell you a flare-up may be on the way. Ask your doctor what to do if this happens. You may need to take medicine. Daily controller medicine can help prevent flare-ups. Quick-relief (or rescue) medicine will help stop a flare-up that has started. Check your early warning signs below:
Coughing, especially at night
Feeling tight in your chest
Feeling out of breath
Other symptoms: _____________________________
Some things make your asthma flare up. They are called asthma triggers. Try to stay away from them or control them. Here are some common asthma triggers. Check the triggers that make your asthma flare up: