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.

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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...

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...
Not really. Best way is to avoid exposure to triggers but oftentimes you cannot help but be exposed. Always carry your rescue inhaler, it can save your life or an inconvenient and costly er visit/hospitalization. Read more...
Depends. Often the trigger for an asthma attack is environmental . It can be an allergy (animal dander), pollution, or other inhaled substances. If you know what your triggers are you can make a good attempt to minimize your exposure and your attack. In addtion, if your attacks are frequent, a controller corticosteroid inhaler can reduce your "rescue" inhaler use. Read more...

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...

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...
Get an inhaler. Sounds like allergy triggered exercise induced asthma. I would do lung function testing, get an inhaler, and see an allergist. You can get skin tested to identify your allergies and treat them so you can continue to enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Read more...
Stop. Catch your breath and rest. Then walk out of the woods. Since you have a history of wheezing you should either take your inhaler prior to running or take it with you. Read more...

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...