7th December 2019


How do you help someone who is having an asthma attack?

Sit up straight - don't lie down. Try to keep calm. Take one puff of your reliever inhaler (usually blue) every 30-60 seconds, up to a maximum of 10 puffs. If you feel worse at any point while you're using your inhaler or you don't feel better after 10 puffs or you're worried at any time, call 999 for an ambulance.

Furthermore, what should I do if my child has an asthma attack?

If the child has no asthma action plan but has an inhaler:
  1. Sit child upright comfortably and loosen tight clothing.
  2. Give one puff of quick-relief medicine (albuterol) from child's rescue inhaler, always with a spacer.
  3. Ask child to take four breaths from a spacer.

Can childhood asthma go away?

Asthma symptoms that start in childhood can disappear later in life. Sometimes, however, a child's asthma goes away temporarily, only to return a few years later. But other children with asthma — particularly those with severe asthma — never outgrow it. Children with more-severe asthma are less likely to outgrow it.
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