Our Asthma specialist are dedicated to help treat the source of any type of allergy. Our offices are conveniently located in Nassau and Suffolk County in Long Island, NY . Asthma is a medical condition which results in the narrowing and swelling of the lung’s airways. Since these airways become restricted, common symptoms of asthma are shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. During an asthma attack, the lining of the airways tighten and narrow, therefore reducing the amount of air passage.
Cells in the aviation routes may make more bodily fluid than typical. (Bodily fluid is a sticky, thick fluid that can further limited your aviation routes.)
This chain response can bring about asthma indications. Indications may incorporate wheezing (a shrieking sound when you inhale), midsection snugness, shortness of breath, and hacking.
It's vital to treat side effects when you first notice them. This will help keep the manifestations from intensifying and bringing on an extreme asthma attack. Serious asthma attacks may require more attention, or they might result in high risk of fatality.
Asthma Attack Symptoms
There are many triggers of an asthma attack. Some triggers are also allergy-causing substances and include things like mold, pollen, dust, and animal hair. There are many tests that can detect asthma are Arterial Blood Gas, Peak Flow Measurements, Pulmonary Function Tests and blood tests to measure eosinophil count.
Indications can happen every time the aviation routes are aggravated. Now and then indications are gentle and go away on their own particular or after negligible treatment with an asthma solution. Different times, indications proceed to deteriorate. At the point when indications get more serious and/or extra indications happen, this is an asthma attack.
What Do You Do During an Asthma Attack?
Common Symptoms of an Asthma Attack
- Chest pain or tightness
- Shortness of or gasping for breath
- Flushed, pale, ashen or bluish looking skin
- Speaking in clipped or short bursts of speech
- Have the person STOP whatever activity he/she is doing.
- Send another person to get help. DO NOT leave the person alone.
- Follow the person’s Asthma Action Plan or emergency plan if there is one.
- If the individual has a QUICK-RELIEF INHALER or NEBULIZER (with medicines such as albuterol, proventil, ventolin, proair, relion, or xopenex), have him/her USE IT IMMEDIATELY!
Generally, during an asthma attack an individual should:
Prepare inhaler for use by shaking canister for several seconds. The person should exhale or empty all air out of lungs, and follow as listed below with or without a spacer:
- Inhaler With a Spacer or Holding Chamber:
- Place spacer with inhaler in mouth (lips and teeth around opening) Inhale 1 puff of medication by depressing the canister once, breathe in slowly and deeply, hold breath for 10 seconds and then exhale.
- Without a Spacer or Holding Chamber:
- Wait 30 seconds to 1 minute between puffs of inhaled medication.
- Place inhaler at the opening of the lips or a distance of 1 inch from open mouth; depress canister 1 time and inhale medicine quickly and deeply at the same time; hold breath for 10 seconds and then exhale.
- Shake medication canister for several seconds between puffs.
- Repeat process, depress canister and inhale another puff, hold breath for 10 seconds and exhale.
- Continue as needed, typically 4 to 8 puffs (depending on severity of symptoms and what is outlined in your Asthma Action Plan).
- Give sips of room temperature water.
- Have the individual sit up and slowly breathe in through the nose and out through pursed lips (pursed lip breathing). Pursed lip breathing technique is:
- Start by sitting comfortably in a chair. Do not lie down.
- Relax your shoulders and neck. Concentrate on not gasping for air as you drop your shoulders.
- Breathe in slowly through your nose. Concentrate.
- Purse your lips together tightly as if trying to whistle, and blow out slowly through your mouth. Take as much time as possible to exhale in this way.
- Relax. Keep using the pursed-lip breathing until the breathless feeling goes away. Rest between breaths if you feel dizzy
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