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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call 911: If you know CPR start it after calling 911. If there is an automatic defibrillator nearby send someone to get it or get it yourself. This will talk you through what to do. Even if you don't know cpr, doing chest compressions quickly (about 100 per minute) until help arrives may save someone's life. Better yet, learn CPR and take refresher courses every 2 years. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You keep calm: Is the first suggestion. Help them stay calm--sit/relax, focus on breathing. If they have aspirin or nitroglycerin they are supposed to use, you can assist them with it--don't supply it if not, the Paramedics will handle that. If in a complex location, have someone outside to guide medics in. Nothing to eat or drink. ...Read more
FIRST 911: Before you do anything else, get help on the way. If their heart attack leads to a rhythm problem with the heart, you want a defebrillator there. Lie person down, loosen clothing and have them chew an Aspirin - it absorbs quicker that way. Stay calm and make note of any specific symptoms they describe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wake up then die: Severe asthma attacks can occur any time but especially at night, typically 2-3 am. If nighttime asthma symptoms occur more than 2x a month, then a person's asthma is not controlled. Most asthma deaths that occur are in people who are not taking their daily asthma controller medications, overusing albuterol, psychiatric conditions, and more. The asthma symptoms will wake you up...Don't ignore! ...Read more
If you're an asthmatic, how do you tell the difference between an asthma attack and a panic attack?
Not easy: It can certainly result in a feeling of panic if you cannot breathe because of an asthma attack. So it is important to have a doctor examine you during an attack. By the exam or by testing it can be determined which came first. For instance, with asthma the doctor would probably hear wheezing during your attack. The oxygen level in your blood might be low. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not sure: I am guessing that something in the bath is triggering your attacks. Perhaps too much steam, maybe a reaction to your soap/shampoo. Some bathroom cleaners contain bleach which can be a trigger since it can irritate your lungs. Do you get the same reaction when you go to a pool or use another bathroom (like a hotel)? Try changing some of the things you use and see what happens. ...Read more
If someone starts to have an asthma attack but doesn't have an inhaler on them, what can I do to help?
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