Asthma - First Aid and Emergency Treatment Guide

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First Aid-Asthma
  • It is a chronic lung disease
  • It creates narrowing of air passages of the lung
  • Produces difficulty in breathing.


  • Wheezing
  • Cough and cold
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Sticky mucus
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Breathlessness

Asthma - Infographic

  • Hereditary factors
  • Environmental factors like dust, mite, pollen
  • Occupational exposure to irritants
  • Dietary Changes
  • Lack of exercise
Asthma Triggering Factors
  • Colds and viruses
  • Irritants like Cigarette smoke, scent, pollution
  • Cold air or change in weather
  • Physical exertion
  • Allergens like dust, mite, pollen, furs
  • Some medications
  • Infections
  • Stress


Myths about asthma
  • It is contagious
  • It cannot be controlled
  • Asthma medicines are addictive
Management of Asthma
  • Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled
  • Keep the house clean
  • Use hardwood floors or tile
  • Avoid carpets in house
  • Avoid pets with fur or feathers
  • Use clean bed sheets & pillow covers
  • Use bed made of synthetic materials
  • Use air conditioner
  • Maintain low humidity at home
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs include:
    a. Steroid Inhalers
    b. Sodium Chromoglycate
    Inhalers / Capsules
  • Treatment Bronchodilators
  • Common bronchodilators include:
    a. Salbutamol Inhalers
    b. Terbutaline Tabs
  • Consult your Pulmonologist


Famous sports person with asthma
  • Ian Botham (Cricketer)
  • Jackie Joyner Kersee (Athlete)
  • Mark Spitz (Swimmer)

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Significant symptoms of asthma disorder have been described in this webpage. While visiting this site people can get all the necessary information about asthma triggering factors, myths about this disorder and kinds of treatments for this illness.
Asthmahealing  Friday, June 1, 2012
in this section please provide what a person should do in an emergency. if in travel and person forgot his medicines what should be done. other medicines are doctor prescribed and emergency/first aid is when these are not available.
sarathy37  Thursday, May 3, 2012
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