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What do doctors usually give you to take when you are having an asthma attack?

What do doctors usually give you to take when you are having an asthma attack?

Bronchodilators etc.: An asthma patient has episodes of bronchoconstriction (airways tighten up) plus swelling of the airways & increased mucus. Inhalers like albuterol relax & open up airways; inhalers like Flovent (steroid) prevent or decrease swelling & mucus. In more severe attacks, extra oxygen is given, as well as oral or injectable steroids (prednisolone). Preventive medicines like singulair (montelukast) can also help. ...Read more

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How to know if you are having an asthma attack?

How to know if you are having an asthma attack?

Wheezing?: Wheezing , shortness of breath , chest tightness, and chronic cough (especially with exercise) in various combinations. However other diseases may mimic asthma and you should see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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If someone stopped breathing during an asthma attack what would the doctors do for them?

If someone stopped breathing during an asthma attack what would the doctors do for them?

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 more

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What happens when you are tested for asthma? Do they make you wheeze?

What happens when you are tested for asthma? Do they make you wheeze?

Sometimes...: You are thinking of bronchoprovocation testing. During this test, you inhale very small amounts of a chemical that induces bronchospasm in susceptible patients. You then have a pulmonary function test and are tested for airway obstruction. If present, the obstruction is immediately reversed with a bronchodilator inhaler. Most people will have obstruction prior to any symptoms. It is very safe. ...Read more

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How do you get an eleveted ck-mb when you are not having a heart attack?

How do you get an eleveted ck-mb when you are not having a heart attack?

Other muscles: Ck-mb can be elevated in muscular damage of any kind, ck-mb is also present in the musculoskeletal system's muscles. You can also get heart ck-mb elevation in the settings of viral infections of the heart, or severely low blood pressure, or severely elevated blood pressure, or very low blood levels, which lead to a global decrease in o2 delivery to the muscle and damage, but not a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does the hospital do if you go for an asthma attack?

Can doctors tell me what does the hospital do if you go for an asthma attack?

Depends: This all depends on how bad the attack is and how the patient responds to treatments. Interventions can start with continuous nebulized rescue drugs, intravenous steroids, x-rays to look for an infectious trigger, and others. At some point the attack either subsides and the patient goes home or they transition into the hospital for several days of care. ...Read more

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What can they do in the hospital if you go for an asthma attack?

What can they do in the hospital if you go for an asthma attack?

Depends: The treatment will depend on the severity of the attacks. Initially nebulizer drugs are used to open the bronchioles. Steroids may also be used via this method. If the attacks is especially severe, they may give steroids by injection. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are you supposed to do for someone having a seizure?

Doctors, what are you supposed to do for someone having a seizure?

See below: Excellent question. Here is a good reference from the epilepsy foundation: <a href="http://www.Epilepsy.Com/get-help/seizure-first-aid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Epilepsy.Com/get-help/seizure-first-aid</a>. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Should you go to hospital when having a gallbladder attack? I'm confused as what to do the pain is so bad but can they do anything?

Should you go to hospital when having a gallbladder attack? I'm confused as what to do the pain is so bad but can they do anything?

Go to Hospital: If you are in severe pain you should be evaluated. Infection or obstruction of common bile duct might be present. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

How do you know if you are having a heart attack?

Sometimes U don't: Heart attacks can cause no symptoms or atypical symptoms but the classic symptoms are: substernal discomfort, can become painful, described as a weight or vise-like tightening, with sweating, nausea, sometimes with breathlessness, sometimes radiating to the left arm or jaw. They are exceptionally rare in premenopausal women unless diabetic or on cocaine. ...Read more

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What happens when you have an asthma attack? How can you get out of one?

What happens when you have an asthma attack? How can you get out of one?

You need treatment: Acute asthma attack has to be treated immediately and properly with oral/inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilaters to control an acute attack often requiring hospitalisation or treated intensively at home with office follw up.And that will get you out of it but you need follow up by your doctor for long term to control and prevent acute attacks. ...Read more

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Emphynsema: how can you tell when you are having a flare up?

Emphynsema:  how can you tell when you are having a flare up?

Emphysema : Flare-up = worsening breathing issues such a shortness of breath with less activity or even at rest. ...Read more

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What can you do for someone having a heart attack? Are there any home remedies before you get to a doctor?

What can you do for someone having a heart attack? Are there any home remedies before you get to a doctor?

Heart attack....: If someone is having symptoms of a heart attack, like chest pain, shortness of breath, etc., 911 should be called immediately. While you are waiting for them to arrive, you can give the person an aspirin to chew and swallow, if they are not allergic to aspirin. Getting the person to the ER as quickly as possible is the best treatment for a heart attack. Don't waste time! ...Read more

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How do you know if you are having a heart attack or it's "angina" ?

How do you know if you are having a heart attack or it's "angina" ?

EKG, Cardiac Markers: There is no foolproof way to tell the difference without er/hospital studies - generally if one has a history of angina and it isn't resolving with rest or nitrates or has a different character (more intense or with accomp. Pain elsewhere or nausea/sweating) -- it may be a heart attack and he/she should get to the er right away. New chest pain should always be eval'd right away. Time is tissue! ...Read more

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