What to do in case of an asthma attack?

In this season, allergies hit hard, especially for asthma sufferers. Asthma attacks could be fatal.




In case of emergency, you may try these, while waiting for emergency services.

  1. Sit up straight, try to keep calm.
  2. Take one puff of the inhaler every 30-60 seconds up to 10 times.
  3. Call emergency services if the attack gets worse or doesn’t resolve after 10 puffs.
  4. Repeat step 2 after 15 minutes while waiting for emergency services.* (999 or 112 in the UK)

*as seen in Hospital Healthcare Europe newsletter April 2019


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