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How Do You Help Someone Who Stops Breathing From An Asthma Attack
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 is not breathing due to an asthma attack, then lifesaving measures must be taken by initiating CPR and calling 911. Subsequent care by authorities will focus on treating the underlying asthma attack.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, but allow for a long time for them to exhale.See 2 more doctor answers
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 that person would be inutubated, have a breathing tube placed in their airway, so that they could be mechanically ventilated. Depending upon others clinical conditions of pt more maneuvers would be done as well.See 1 more doctor answer
Please answer! What may be the cause of my boyfriend having a hard time breathing to the point of an asthma attack?
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.
3yr old. Hx Asthma. Woke up breathing hard. RSP 42. Spo2 87%. PEF normal. Gave inhaler. Can SpO2 be low and PEF be normal? & still have asthma attack?
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 pulmonologist. Good luck.
Yes: But not enough. Need rescue inhalers and possibly emergency care.See 1 more doctor answer
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't be expired. Pursed lip breathing prolongs the expiratory phase of respiration so that, potentially, more air and carbon dioxide can be exhaled. That way, there is more room for oxygen to be inhaled.
Why when I have an asthma attack albuterol does not work, so what should I do if the only thing that helps is deep breathing?
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 you breath out, and abluterol is effective. In vocal cord dysfunction, the wheezing occurs when you breathe in, and albuterol is not effective. Speech therapy is very effective for vocal cord dysfunction.
I sometimes have difficulty breathing, like my lungs feel "heavy". No cough or colds & I havnt had an asthma attack for years now. What could this be?
Difficulty in breati: You have a past history of bronchial asthma and it can be an attack of asthma with or without infectious process like bronchitis or pneumonia.The fact is asthma can always come back if there is a trigger. You need to see your doctor and need a pulmonary function test after clinical evaluation, and xray chest exam. Then you can be treated with inhaled steroids, bronchdilaters with/without antibiotics.See 2 more doctor answers
38yo/f; what to do when I often dream of having asthma attack and eventually wakes up with wheezing sound and difficulty in breathing?
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 from sleep wheezing is a sign of uncontrolled asthma - you need to see your allergist to have your treatment plan adjusted to bring your asthma under good control.
Do I need to add maintenance and rescue steroids to singulair (montelukast) if I've never had an acute asthma attack but have uncomfortable breathing on exertion?
Is it safe to mentally control the breathing in an asthma attack for an extended period of time? We're talking 6+ hours. Are there consequences?
Asthma attack led to ER visit. Given breathing treatment and two steroids. Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for home. My heart rate is 100, is that ok?
Steroids for 6 days for cold w/allergy & asthma flare. Much improved but still have productive cough and breathing is a little off. Call dr? Wait?
Been having draining sinuses (spitting mucus, stuffy nose, asthma flare ups) after breathing in smoke from burning wood outside for <5 seconds. Why?
Irritating: Smoke is very irritating to one's airways since it contains multiple chemicals, resins, aside from the ash. Why do you think firemen always wear a mask when fighting fire?See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But it depends on how severe the asthma attack has become. In a mild attack, steam from a shower or humidifier can help. However, if the attack is moderate or severe, then medications are absolutely necessary. These medications come as inhalers or nebulized solutions that can be given with a nebulizer machine.See 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take for ventolin to work during an asthma attack? If it doesn't work after a few use, what should I do to stop the asthma attack?
Albuterol for asthma: Albuterol is a short-acting beta-agonist that is typically prescribed to be taken every 4 hours as needed for shortness of breath. Therefore, it should kick in pretty quickly to relieve your breathing difficulties, say 5-10 minutes. Of course, you need to use proper technique (we often recommend using a spacer - toilet paper roll is a cheap option). If you're not better, go to urgent care or er.See 2 more doctor answers
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