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How can I help somebody who is having an asthma attack?

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Dr. Lily Hwang
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
4 doctors agree

In brief: Need to go to ER

If someone is having an asthma attack not relieved by their rescue inhaler (albuterol, proair, ventolin) they need immediate attention.
They need to be seen by a physician. If they are in immediate distress 911 should absolutely be called.

In brief: Need to go to ER

If someone is having an asthma attack not relieved by their rescue inhaler (albuterol, proair, ventolin) they need immediate attention.
They need to be seen by a physician. If they are in immediate distress 911 should absolutely be called.
Dr. Lily Hwang
Dr. Lily Hwang
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends...

If someone is having acute difficulty breathing, regardless of the cause, you should call 911 and stay with the person until help arrives.
If it is someone you know, and you know they have asthma, encourage them to use their inhaler while you are calling 911. Either way, best thing to do is call 911.

In brief: Depends...

If someone is having acute difficulty breathing, regardless of the cause, you should call 911 and stay with the person until help arrives.
If it is someone you know, and you know they have asthma, encourage them to use their inhaler while you are calling 911. Either way, best thing to do is call 911.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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