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For Kids: Know Your Asthma Zones

Asthma zones tell you what symptoms to watch for. They also tell you what to do if you have symptoms.

Green Zone: Safe

When your lungs are fine, you’re in the green zone. You feel good. Asthma doesn’t get in your way. Keep using your controller inhaler. And watch for triggers that can make asthma worse.

Yellow Zone: Warning

You’re starting to have a flare-up. Ask an adult for help. Use your quick-relief inhaler. Yellow zone symptoms include:

  • Coughing

  • Wheezing

  • Hard to breathe

  • Chest tightness

  • Faster breathing

  • Tire easily with exercise

Red Zone: Danger!

You’re having a flare-up. Tell your parents or another adult right away. Use your quick-relief inhaler. Red zone symptoms include:

  • Constant coughing or wheezing

  • Symptoms that start suddenly during the night

  • Trouble breathing at rest

  • Breathing very hard or fast



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