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how do you help someone who stops breathing from an asthma attack

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It depends: If a person is having difficulty breathing due to an asthma attack, then they should receive albuterol, a common asthma rescue medication. If a person ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Rescue breaths...: If someone stops breathing from any cause, they would need artificial ventilation. This could be in the form of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation until res ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Asthmatics have tight airways, and may need more effort to get air in and out of their lungs.
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Yes, but allow for a long time for them to exhale.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: If someone with asthma stops breathing, rescue breaths should be provided. Call 911 and the operators can teach you how to do it, if you are untrained ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
VEry Dangerous: If one were to stop breathing during an asthma attack then very aggressive invasive procedures would be done to save that persons life. Most likely th ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Breath for them by using artificial respiration of which there are many methods.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
He may have Asthma: He may have bronchial asthma and you should tell him to get checked for it by his family doctor and do not smoke.
A 3-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience Pediatrics
Asthma: You need to take your child to ER ASAP, he also needs a treatment plan including maintenance treatment, you can see your pediatrician or a pulmono ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: But not enough. Need rescue inhalers and possibly emergency care.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Obstruction...: In an asthma attack, there is airway obstruction so expiration becomes difficult and, eventually, there is an increase in carbon dioxide since it can' ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Moss
Dr. Gary Moss answered
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Vocal cord dysfuncti: You may have vocal cord dysfunction rather than asthma. This is due to constriction of the vocal cords. In asthma, the wheezing usually occurs when ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many possible causes: There are many possible causes for the symptoms you are experiencing. Asthma is certainly high on the list, especially since you've had asthma before. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
See your allergist: The dream isn't causing you to have an asthma attack - the fact that your asthma is flaring is what is causing you to dream about your asthma. Waking ... Read More
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