Table 2

Non-respiratory symptoms associated with the asthma attack (% patients)

Symptoms Before the attack During the attack
Nose and throat symptoms5054
Tiredness/sleepiness4852
Dry mouth4366
Thirst4259
Sweating3261
Headache3243
Depression2828
Skin flush2137
Increased urinary frequency2130
Irritability2129
Palpitations1941
Skin itch1720
Limb pains1516
Nausea1130
Dizziness936
Faintness923
Limb tingling919
Abdominal colic714
Weight change7