When to Call a Doctor or 911
Exposure to dust, pet dander, cold air, pollution, exhaust, and secondhand smoke can all trigger asthma attacks. Attacks range in intensity from mild to severe; in some cases, a child may require immediate medical attention.
Whether—and when—you should call a doctor or 911 depends on the severity of the symptoms and whether your child responds to medication. If your child has an asthma action plan, a document that outlines a plan for managing asthma attacks, you should seek medical attention if your childs symptoms are in the red zone.