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What are the symptoms?

Mild asthma - Irritating cough during night, but asymptomatic during daytime, wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, in the large majority of patients symptoms episodic and normal days in-between. Patients are able to identify aggravating factors as well as factors that reduce symptoms. Patients also have associated allergies runny nose, “hay fever”.

Moderate asthma - episodes of wheezing and coughing, symptoms are often worse at early morning and during night, brethlessness,chest tightness symptoms interfere with the activities of daily living and school work.

Sever asthma - wheezing, “tight” chest, extreme difficulty of breathing, nostrils flare when the patient breathe, difficult to talk, finger nails or lips turn gray or blue, neck ,chest or ribs are pulled in with each breathe.

Even those with mild asthma can have life threatening acute attacks, therefore it is important for patients for patients to know when asthma is poorly controlled.