Asthma Treatment

Urgent Care for Asthma


What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition caused by an overactive immune system causing inflammation in the lungs and narrowing airway passages. As a result, asthma makes breathing difficult and leads to coughing wheezing, or shortness of breath.

Asthma Symptoms

Recognizing the symptoms of asthma is key to proactive care. Common signs include:

  • Persistent coughing (especially at night or after physical activity)
  • Wheezing (a whistling sound during breathing)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness

Symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on how strongly the airways react to what triggered your asthma. When asthma symptoms suddenly worsen, it is referred to as an asthma attack.

What Are Asthma Triggers?

If you have asthma, an asthma attack can occur when you’re exposed to a “trigger.” Common asthma triggers include:

  • Air pollution
  • Allergies to dust, pests, pets, mold, pollen, etc (Allergic Asthma)
  • Certain medications
  • Cold, dry air
  • Physical exercise
  • Respiratory infections like a cold, the flu, or sinus infection
  • Strong emotions (anger, fear, laughter, etc.)
  • Tobacco smoke

Asthma triggers aren’t the same for everyone. Some may react to only a few while others react to many.

Can You Go to Urgent Care for Asthma?

Yes! Our clinicians are well-equipped to treat mild asthma symptoms and help you develop a treatment plan moving forward, including providing referrals to specialists. We offer on-the-spot remedies including nebulizer treatments to rapidly alleviate symptoms and restore normal breathing patterns. In addition to treating mild asthma attacks, your vybe clinician may prescribe asthma medication like inhaled corticosteroids (via an inhaler) or oral medications to prevent future flare-ups.

If you’re experiencing a severe asthma attack or anaphylaxis visit your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Anaphylaxis symptoms include:

  • Swelling in your throat, lips, and tongue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hives
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Red rash
  • Stomach or abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Wheezing

We understand the urgency of asthma-related concerns. Our dedicated team is committed to delivering compassionate and efficient care to help you breathe easier. If you or a loved one is experiencing mild asthma symptoms, our team is available 7 days a week, with no appointment needed.

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