An asthma attack, also known as an asthma flare up, is associated with symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, severe shortness of breath or chest tightness and pain. Asthma attacks (James T C Li, M.D., Ph.D. , Mayoclinic.com) are caused by inflammation and swelling in the airways and narrowing of the airways. During an asthma attack, mucus is release in your
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