Monitoring how to avoid another asthma attack

avoiding another asthma attack

  • Give all doses of medication as prescribed and continue until there has been no wheezing for 48 hours. If you wheeze often, consult your regular doctor.
  • Take plenty of warm fluids.
  • Try to identify substances that start your attacks and prevent them (e.g. fur from pets, dusts, smoke and polluted air).
  • Many patients with asthma will develop wheezing in response to an infection. Consult your doctor early if you have flu or fever.
  • Call your doctor quickly if:
    • breathing difficulty occurs or worsens
    • there is difficulty talking
    • sweatiness, restlessness occurs
    • lips or skin turn blue
    • cough, fever, or chest pain occurs

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