Updated 01 June 2017

Asthma emergency

Don't waste time in an asthma emergency.

Rush to your closest hospital if:

  • Your symptoms get worse even after taking extra medication.
  • You’re having a hard time breathing (or your peak flow has dropped below 50%)
  • You’re struggling to walk or talk.
  • Your lips and fingernails are turning blue-gray.

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National Asthma Education Programme (NAEP)
Allergy Society of South Africa (ALLSA)


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