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How to stop an asthma attack with an inhaler?

How to stop an asthma attack with an inhaler?

2puffs : An attack is usually cleared with 2 puffs of a short acting bronchodilator (such as albuterol). It is best to wait at least 1 minute between puffs. If you need the rescue inhaler frequently, you will need mediacal attention. If you need to use a short acting bronchodilator other than before exercise more than twice a week, you would need a preventative medication such as an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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How can you stop an asthma attack with no inhaler?

How can you stop an asthma attack with no inhaler?

Inhaler: Always have an inhaler. I have seen many people de because of no inhaler. First thing an ambulance will give you is albuterol. ...Read more

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Are there other ways to stop an asthma attack besides inhaler?

Are there other ways to stop an asthma attack besides inhaler?

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. ...Read more

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Can you stop an asthma attack without an inhaler?

Can you stop an asthma attack without an inhaler?

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: It depends on how severe the attack of asthma. It is dangerous not to carry with you an inhaler , you can die from the attack without inhaler. Mild attacks can stop with just taking cough syrup. ...Read more

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Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Stop and walk out&: Stop and walk out of the woods, and go directly to where your inhalers and/or nebuliser are.If you can not get to it, go to the nearest emergency department. You need a bronchodilator and inhaled or oral steroids. ...Read more

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Is not using your inhaler during an asthma attack terrible?

Yes: If the attack worsens, you may not be able to breathe. I would say that has some bad consequences. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have no inhaler and am having an asthma attack?

What should I do if I have no inhaler and am having an asthma attack?

Calm: Try to calm down if excited, take long breaths through your nose, sit upright, contact 911 (emergency) if possible. If you are in an area where you know what may have triggered your attack, move away from the possible trigger. ...Read more

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...Read more