- 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.
Considering this, how do you treat someone who is having an asthma attack?
- Sit upright. Stop whatever you are doing and sit upright.
- Take long, deep breaths. This helps to slow down your breathing and prevent hyperventilation.
- Stay calm.
- Get away from the trigger.
- Take a hot caffeinated beverage.
- Seek emergency medical help.
How do know if you have asthma?