World Asthma Day is celebrated every year on the first Tuesday of May. Yes and the purpose of celebrating this day is to spread awareness about asthma, a respiratory or lung disease. Let us tell you that according to the World Health Organization (WHO), in the year 2019, asthma affected an estimated 262 million people and caused 461,000 deaths. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in children. In such a situation, the theme of this day is different every year and the theme of World Asthma Day 2022 is 'Closing Gaps in Asthma Care'. Now today we are going to tell you what to do immediately when an asthma attack occurs and what are the signs before an asthma attack occurs.
What to do immediately in case of asthma attack
* For this sit up straight and try to remain calm. Take care not to lie down.
* Take one puff of a reliever or rescue inhaler every 30 to 60 seconds, up to 10 puffs.
* If symptoms worsen or do not improve after 10 puffs, seek emergency medical help.
*If it takes more than 15 minutes for help to arrive, repeat step 2.
Symptoms that appear before an asthma attack
* Cough, wheezing and tightness in the chest are symptoms of an asthma attack. Yes, and sometimes the symptoms can get worse.
* The patient's reliever inhaler is not helping, or it has been in effect for less than 4 hours
* Coughing, wheezing, chest tightness
* The patient's breathlessness is getting worse.
* Difficulty speaking, eating or sleeping due to shortness of breath.
* Breathing is getting faster or he feels like he is not able to catch his breath.