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Symptoms
An asthma attack makes breathing in or out very difficult. This is why the classic symptoms of an attack are wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. If airway obstruction is severe, an attack may prevent any physical exertion or may even lead to a breathing emergency. People with asthma often have normal lung function between attacks, with essentially normal breathing and no shortness of breath.