How to prepare for an asthma attack
To prepare for an asthma attack, it is essential to understand the triggers of a flare-up. Common triggers include dust, pollen, smoke, pet dander, and exercise. Knowing the triggers and taking preventative measures to avoid or minimize exposure to them is an essential step in managing asthma. It is also important to have an asthma action plan and be informed about the medications used to treat asthma.
When an asthma attack occurs, it is important to seek emergency care as soon as possible. If the person cannot speak or is experiencing high levels of difficulty breathing, medical help should be sought immediately. Emergency care can include bronchodilators and corticosteroids, which can quickly reduce inflammation in the airways and help restore normal breathing.
It is important to seek medical help immediately if an asthma attack is severe or if symptoms do not respond to treatment.