Asthma Attack

by Sean

 
Step 1

Sit down and take slow breaths, do NOT lie down as this can affect your breathing.

 
 
Step 2

Take more long deep breaths for 30-60 seconds.

 
 
Step 3

Stay calm as this will make breathing easier and if possible, ask someone to find your inhaler.

 
 
Step 4

Get away from the possible cause of the attack, this can be dust, cigarette smoke or the smell of chemicals.

 
 
Step 5

If breathing is still difficult, have a hot drink like coffee as this will help to open your airways slightly.

 
 
Step 6

If the coughing and breathing is still difficult, call 999 and ask for an ambulance.

 

Still suffering? Please call the emergency services!

 
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