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ASTHMA FIRST AID

Asthma is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus, making it difficult to breathe.

Triggers of Asthma

  • Respiratory Infections Such as Common Cold
  • Strenuous Physical Activity
  • Pet Dander
  • Particles of Cockroach Waste
  • Airborne Allergens Such as Mold Spores, Dust Mites, and Pollen

Symptoms of Asthma

  • Breathlessness
  • Wheezing
  • Chest Tightness
  • Coughing
  • Blue Lips or Fingers
  • Fainting
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Breathing Faster

First Aid Steps

  • Make the person sit in an upright position
  • Give four puffs of an inhaler directly into the patient’s mouth. Remember to shake the inhaler first before using it vigorously.
  • If no improvement after four minutes, give four more puffs
  • If still no improvement, call for an ambulance, etc.

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