What is asthma?
Asthma is a swelling of the airways that blocks the normal flow of air into the lungs when you breathe. The blockage, commonly known as an asthma attack, develops when certain allergens or irritants are inhaled. The airways become swollen (inflamed), produce excess mucus, and the airway muscles tighten. Asthma affects all ages.
What are the symptoms of asthma?
Wheezing, rapid breathing and a tightness in the chest are normal symptoms of an asthma attack. Feelings of anxiety or panic are symptoms sometimes associated with Asthma. In addition, a person suffering an asthma attack may have a persistent cough, tensed chest and neck muscles, difficulty talking, and a sweaty face or paleness.
What is the treatment for asthma?
If you are having an asthma attack, and don't have access to medication, please call 911.
Visit Healthcare Clinic if you suspect you may asthma, or if you notice a change in asthma symptoms. Our board-certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants will conduct a complete evaluation and will provide a treatment plan, which may include over the counter or prescription medications.* Depending on your evaluation, we may also refer you to a pulmonologist.
This treatment is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 years and older.
For infants and small children who have difficulty using an inhaler, we offer breathing treatments with nebulizer services.
Walk in or schedule an appointment at the Healthcare Clinic nearest you.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
*Prescriptions written when clinically appropriate. Patients have a choice of pharmacy.
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