Can having asthma kill you?
It can if you have a severe attack that doesn't get treated fast enough
What are all the types of asthma and which type is the worst and most risky and which type is non-risky?
There is mild asthma right through to severely uncontrolled asthma. Asthma comes in 5 stages. Stages 1-2 are controlled asthma and stage 4-5 are severe asthma needing extra preventitive treatment to control it and reduce asthma attacks. Each stage of asthma is risky when having a asthma attack. But the more severe or the less controlled the asthma is, the higher the risk associated with yourself of having a severe asthma attack. Constant asthma attacks…
Usually asthma is chronic disease. It will not kill you directly as such. You have very good drugs to manage the asthma. But there is one condition called as status asthmaticus. It is life threatening condition and demand urgent medical attention. Rarely the patient gets severe asthmatic attack due to some substances, which are inhaled. The powder of salicylic acid and penicillin are noted examples. It can kill the patient, if not treated urgently.
If the cause of their asthma is known and is not a histiminic reaction. Benadryl should not be given to someone having an asthma attack because coughing is the persons way of forcing the air out of the lungs. Suppressing cough will only make it worse. You need to treat it instead with a fast acting medicine that opens the airways...such as albuterol.