Bronchial Asthma First Aid
First aid for an asthma attack includes:
- Prepare an action plan with your doctor, so that you know what to do when an attack occurs.
- Use your inhaler at the first signs of an asthma attack
- Use maximum doses of your inhaler.
- Seek medical attention immediately if symptoms do not improve.
- Seek medical attention immediately if your peak expiratory flow is in the red zone.
- Remain calm, but do not lie down.
- Stop cough and cold medicines if you are taking them.
- Drink plenty of clear liquids.
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