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Asthmatics are more prone to attacks if they have a respiratory infection. 80% of children's asthma attacks and 50% of adult attacks occurred because of respiratory infections. The recommendation is that asthmatics have a flu shot, maintain good hygiene to prevent contamination. The symptoms of asthma deterioration include declining peak flows, coughing, nighttime waking and increased inhaler use.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Allergies
About: Respiratory infections can cause asthma attacks
Date: 1 November 2004
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