- The symptoms of asthma are:
- Chest tightness
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#1. Which symptom gives the biggest clue that airways are not working properly?
The correct answer is b) – wheeze. All the other symptoms can happen when you have asthma but may also be due to other things.
#2. What is happening when wheeze occurs?
The correct answer is c) – air is trying to pass through narrowed airway.
#3. Which of the following statements about coughing is true?
The correct answer is d) – coughing can occasionally be a symptom of asthma.
#4. Which of the following statements is true?
The correct answer is c) – it is normal for exercise to cause shortness of breath. It is not solely due to asthma and is rarely the only sign of an emergency in young people.
#5. Which inhaler will help when you are actually having symptoms?
The correct answer is b) – the blue inhaler. This is your reliever and the medicine in it is usually Salbutamol. All the other coloured inhalers are preventers.
#6. Which is a sign of good asthma control?
The correct answer is c) – waking at night with symptoms no more than once a week. With good asthma control you should also wheeze no more than three times a week, need your reliever less than three times a week excluding puffs taken before sport and be able to run around as normal.