Raphael Olaiya, CBBC presenter, recently opened up about the time he thought that an asthma attack was about to kill him. (Photo credit: Raphael Olaiya/Instagram)
Later, Raphael Olaiya was left struggling with breath at his grandmother’s place in Berkshire. But the time when he felt like his lungs were encased in cement, he reported finding it incredibly hard to get air in the body, feeling sick and clammy and being incapable of speaking. But it was then that his grandmother put him on a nebuliser to open up the inflamed airways.
What is asthma?
What are the symptoms of asthma?
The symptoms of asthma include:
- Chest tightness
Wheezing– whistling sound while breathing
An asthma attack can involve the symptoms temporarily getting worse. Although asthma has no cure, some forms of treatment can help patients get relief from the symptoms. These include use of inhalers or tablets or nebulisers.
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