Are you having an asthma attack? Do not panic. These simple steps will guide you to regain your breathing.
Make sure you sit in a comfortable position when taking medication. This is mandatory to clear your air passages and relax your muscles for easy breathing[ CITATION How14 l 1033 ].
Shake the inhaler and open the nozzle.
Insert the mouthpiece inside your mouth and close your lips around it. Push the canister to allow you to breathe the contents in.
Make sure you have breathed in the contents of the inhaler. This helps to clear the air passage that has been blocked
Remember that most asthma patients carry their inhalers or relievers with them.
If they do not have their medication with them, call the emergency numbers and get help.
How to identify and treat life-threatening emergencies. (2014). First Aid Basics, 1-32.