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What to do if You Feel an Asthma Attack Coming On

a hand reaches for an inhaler

When you are aware of your body making slight changes toward an asthma fit, you can take appropriate steps to help your body relax. The minutes right before an asthma attack can provide precious time for you to act! Discover signs of an oncoming asthma attack and what you should do in the event of an asthma attack:

Asthma Attack Signs

Being able to identify the signs of an oncoming asthma attack is important so you can take preventative steps to avoid or lessen the attack. Here are 7 common signs of an oncoming asthma attack:

  • Chest tightness or pain

What to do During an Asthma Attack

Time is precious in the event of an asthma attack. If you feel it approaching, we suggest following your Asthma Prevention Plan and/or these steps:

  • Call medical professionals immediately.
  • Use your inhaler.
  • Get away from what is triggering your asthma.
  • Breathe in fresh, clean air. Oftentimes, asthma triggers are floating in the air (i.e. mold spores, dust, pollen).
  • Avoid crouching or leaning over, as this cramps your airways.

Many people who suffer from have an Asthma Prevention Plan already in place. This outlines exactly what you should do if an asthma attack is occurring.

Struggling with asthma? Our allergists can help.

We believe that inhalers are one of modern medicine’s greatest achievements! Your inhaler will relax your muscles, so your airways begin to open again. Just as important as inhalers, education is key to preventing an asthma attack.

Do you know exactly what triggers your asthma? Avoiding your asthma triggers is important to prevent life-threatening asthma attacks. The Langford Allergy team can determine exactly what causes your asthma to flare and educate you on how to avoid the culprit(s). Don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or to schedule an appointment at any of our five locations.