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What must I do if I have an asthma attack on a plane?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Use rescue med
Use your rescue inhaler, just as you would if you were not on the plane.
Let the flight attendant know if you are not getting relief with the inhaler.

In brief: Use rescue med
Use your rescue inhaler, just as you would if you were not on the plane.
Let the flight attendant know if you are not getting relief with the inhaler.
Dr. Paul Carter
Dr. Paul Carter
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Treatment...
You should have your bronchodilator inhaler available so you can take it if you develop an asthma exacerbation on the plane.
If you develop worsening symptoms despite using your inhaler, alert the airplane staff as there is medical equipment on the plane. They can also arrange for emergent care on the ground once the plane lands. Asthma can be life-threatening so tell someone stat!

In brief: Treatment...
You should have your bronchodilator inhaler available so you can take it if you develop an asthma exacerbation on the plane.
If you develop worsening symptoms despite using your inhaler, alert the airplane staff as there is medical equipment on the plane. They can also arrange for emergent care on the ground once the plane lands. Asthma can be life-threatening so tell someone stat!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Thank
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