Monday, 24 October 2016

First Aid for Asthma Attack

Asthma is a chronic and inflammatory disease. It may be caused may be because of environmental factors or genetic factors and sometimes both. It is of two types forced expiratory volume and peak expiratory flow rate. It is also categorized as intrinsic or extrinsic. This asthma prevalence has been significantly increased since 1970s and the number of asthma patients has been increased to 300 million people in the world. 

Symptoms of Asthma Attack

The patients feel difficulty in breathing.

The breaths would be shallow, rapid and noisy.

Coughing and wheezing would be started and makes feel suffocated.

The chest of the patients gets tightened.

In severe cases, the skin and lips or skin turns to be blue. 

First Aid for Asthma Attack

The person has to lean slightly forward, it is better to rest on a table. 

They can also make use of puffers. The person has to take about 4 puffs.

If the condition is not bettered, give one more time these puffs, after waiting for 10 minutes. 

If there is no improvement after these puffs and sitting relaxed, call the ambulance and give the medication help.

If the attack of breathing problem is sudden and severe or for the first time, it is always better to get them to have medical help.

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