3 doctors weighed in:

What to do incase of an asthma attack?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jen Jen Chen
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Rescue inhaler

Take your rescue inhaler (albuterol, proair, ventolin, xopenex) 2-6 puffs if you're having an attack.
You can give it up to three times, 20 minutes apart, but if your symptoms do not improve, you should immediately go see a doctor for further evaluation. If your attacks are frequent, schedule a visit to your physician who can recommend maintenance medications to alleviate your symptoms.

In brief: Rescue inhaler

Take your rescue inhaler (albuterol, proair, ventolin, xopenex) 2-6 puffs if you're having an attack.
You can give it up to three times, 20 minutes apart, but if your symptoms do not improve, you should immediately go see a doctor for further evaluation. If your attacks are frequent, schedule a visit to your physician who can recommend maintenance medications to alleviate your symptoms.
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