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Intermountain Healthcare answeredIf you have asthma, call 911 or go to the hospital emergency room for:
- A lot of trouble breathing
- Trouble walking or playing
- Trouble talking
- Gray or slightly blue skin color
An emergency room (ER) visit for asthma is indicated when home treatments are not working or if the attack is severe. For example, if you have used the maximum amount of your rescue albuterol inhaler or two nebulized treatments of albuterol and are still having a difficult time breathing, you should be seen right away. If you are taking care of a loved one who becomes tired, pale or blue, that person should be seen immediately.