6 Ways to Help Someone Having an Asthma Attack


Create a calm setting

Be verbally supportive

Mention their rescue inhaler

Help with breathing techniques

Offer to drive

Help your loved one avoid triggers

Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton


Kathi is an experienced consumer health education writer, with a prior career in nursing that spanned more than 30 years — much of it in the field of home health care. Over the past 15 years, she's been an avid contributor for a number of consumer health websites, specializing in asthma, allergy, and COPD. She writes not only as a healthcare professional, but also as a lifelong sufferer of severe allergies and mild asthma, and as a caregiver for her mother with COPD.