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How to treat an asthma attack without an inhaler?

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2010-10-11 02:20:28
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Depending on how bad your Asthma is, it may take different strategies to help treat it. Sit the person up. Do NOT put pressure on their chest. Asthma attacks make the person breathe faster and harder because they are not getting enough air. This is caused by the swelling of the bronchi oles in the lungs. Get the person to relax and slow their breathing. DON'T LET THEM LIE DOWN!!! It's easier for someone who's having an asthma attack to breathe if they are sitting up and slightly forward.

If the attack does not improve (you will be able to tell; they will cough/wheeze less and breath more normally), then take them to the hospital. If you don't have a car or feel that you are unable to do so, THEN CALL 911 (or whatever your equivalent is). The medics will be able to treat them and keep them breathing on the way to the hospital.

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