7th December 2019

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

Asthma attack: 6 things to do if you do not have an inhaler with you.
  1. Sit upright. Stop whatever you are doing and sit upright.
  2. Take long, deep breaths. This helps to slow down your breathing and prevent hyperventilation.
  3. Stay calm.
  4. Get away from the trigger.
  5. Take a hot caffeinated beverage.
  6. Seek emergency medical help.

Correspondingly, what are the signs and symptoms of an asthma attack?

Other symptoms of an asthma attack may include:
  • Severe wheezing when breathing both in and out.
  • Coughing that won't stop.
  • Very rapid breathing.
  • Chest tightness or pressure.
  • Tightened neck and chest muscles, called retractions.
  • Difficulty talking.
  • Feelings of anxiety or panic.
  • Pale, sweaty face.

How do know if you have asthma?

Symptoms of asthma come and go; you may experience some of them and yet not know for certain whether you've got asthma or not. For example, you might experience trouble breathing with exercise or get more 'chest' infections than other people do. Persistent cough is a common sign of lung disease.
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