What to do in an asthma attack (first aid)
To alleviate an asthma attack, or an asthmatic crisis, it is important that the person calms down and adopts an appropriate position to use the “bombita” or the inhaler.
However, in cases where the individual does not have the inhaler, the ideal is to call the emergency number and request immediate medical assistance, maintaining the person in the same position until medical assistance arrives.
Asthma attacks can be identified through some symptoms, such as intense difficulty breathing and dry lips, and can be avoided through food, for example. Find out how to identify asthma symptoms.
First aid in an asthma attack
To apply the first appropriate aids in an asthmatic crisis, it is recommended:
- Trying to calm the personhelping her to sit in a comfortable position;
- Ask the person to lean forward slightlyplacing the elbows on the back of a silla, if possible, to facilitate breathing;
- Check if the person has any medication for asthma the load el inhalador, debiendo darle el medicament. See how to apply bombita for asthma;
- Call an ambulance quickly, Calling your country’s emergency number, in case the person stops breathing or doesn’t have the medication for asthma.
In the event that the person faints and does not breathe, start the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) maneuver to keep the heart working and help save the person’s life. See how to perform the CPR maneuver.
What happens in an asthma attack without an inhaler
In cases where the person does not have the asthma bomb, it is advisable to remain in the same position until medical help is received, so that the body does not quickly consume the little oxygen that is entering the lungs.
Asimismo, it is recommended to wear clothes, because tight clothes could make breathing difficult, keep calm and try to breathe slowly, inhaling through the nose and releasing the air through the mouth until medical help arrives.
How to avoid an asthma attack
To avoid asthma attacks, it is important to identify the factors that worsen the symptoms and try to avoid them during the day. Some of the most common factors include contamination, allergies, cold air, octopus, strong odors or humo.
In addition to this, situations such as colds, flu or sinusitis, for example, can also worsen or trigger an asthmatic crisis.
Because it is essential to maintain the treatment indicated by the doctor, even when the symptoms have not appeared for a long time, in this way the emergence of a new crisis is prevented. A good suggestion is always to keep a “bombita” extra fence, even if it is not necessary, so that it can be used in moments of crisis or emergency.
What to eat to avoid a crisis
Asthma crises can also be avoided through diet, increasing the consumption of anti-inflammatory foods such as salmon or avocado, for example, because they help to reduce lung inflammation and relieve asthma symptoms. See how the diet should be for asthma.
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