Thursday, October 23, 2014

Responding to an Asthma Attack

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Whether you or someone you know is having an asthma attack, there are some important steps to take to prevent the attack from progressing into an emergency. Remaining calm and relaxed will stop the attack from escalating, and using your rescue inhaler will usually relieve the symptoms within a few minutes. If these steps arent' working, it's important to get the person having the attack to the emergency room for help.

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See the accompanying comic strip!   Some people have asthma for so long that it's just a normal part of life, another thing to deal with. They can be having the worst asthma attack and no one but those with a trained "asthma eye" will ever know. They stay calm, cool and collected regardless.   What I am describing here is the…

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