How to manage a COPD flare-up

At the first signs of a flare-up, a person can take steps to help manage the symptoms. These include:

  • remaining calm to keep breathing as evenly as possible
  • contacting a doctor
  • taking medication, which may include steroids and antibiotics, according to a doctor’s instructions
  • using oxygen by nasal prongs or mask if a doctor has prescribed it
  • trying breathing techniques, such as pursed lip breathing


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