Anyone who has asthma is at risk of an asthma attack. You may be at increased risk of a serious asthma attack if:
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- You've had a severe asthma attack in the past
- You've previously been admitted to the hospital or had to go to the emergency room for asthma
- You use more than two quick-relief (rescue) inhalers a month
- Your asthma attacks tend to "sneak up" on you before you notice symptoms have worsened
- You have other chronic health conditions, such as sinusitis or nasal polyps
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