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I heard asthma attacks can happen when people are nervous, do exercise or are agitated. My character is 18 years old and has just climbed rocks (not rock climbing, just hauling herself up and down 1-3 feet across rocks) at the shoreline and is talking about past memories that are both happy/sad. She gets asthma after that. What can happen and what should she and the person with her do?

Hey there nonny!  I’ve actually got some posts coming up directly on asthma, so I won’t go TOO much into the details here except to say: your character must have a preexisting diagnosis of asthma.  Asthma is an immune response in the small airways of the lung that causes inflammation and mucus secretion. Basically it’s …

I’m a little fuzzy on the language of “attack” when referring to asthma, but one of my characters runs for a while and then gets wheezy+tightness of chest. Their inhaler is a three mile walk away, and ambulances can’t be called for plot reasons. Could they survive the walk with rest periods/be able to talk? Could they later spend a couple of months carrying a rescue inhaler but no prescription meds? (If it helps, they’ve never been hospitalized for an attack and rarely have them)

Hey there nonny! I have a two-part series on Asthma coming sometime in the next month or two – I’m finally getting back into writing posts, which is so nice – but here’s the skinny.  Asthma is one of those annoying positive feedback loops. That is, they get some inflammation in their bronchi and bronchioles, which …