There are various health disorders that do not hold any specific treatments, but the symptoms can certainly be avoided with necessary medications and treatments. Asthma is one such disorder which symptoms indicate an inflammation in the bronchial tubes of the lungs as well as excessive production of a sticky secret inside the bronchial tubes in the human body. Individuals that suffer from this disorder experience asthma attacks that can occur suddenly and can be quite scary for the person suffering from this disorder and also for the bystanders. These attacks usually occur when a person suffering from asthma comes in contact with a trigger such as an allergen, which can vary among different patients. As a result, the person faces difficulty in breathing and requires an immediate medical assistance.
However, if you see someone near you suffering from such similar kind of terrible condition, then it is important for you to learn on how to treat such kind of attacks.
• The most important factor that you need to learn is recognizing the symptoms. When adults suffer from an asthmatic attack, they usually intimate the same to the people near them, but such reaction is not similar with children. In order to recognize the same, you will find that during an asthmatic attack a person starts wheezing or have a bad coughing fit, which is uncontrollable. Additionally, if left untreated the person's lips or fingernails would turn blue or gray.
• If you notice such a condition, it is important for you to stay calm. This is because an individual suffering from an asthmatic attack is likely to panic, which can even worsen the condition. Therefore, by staying calm you can support the patient and insure them of getting relieved very soon.
• As mentioned earlier allergens are one of the main causes of asthma and different patients react differently towards various allergens. Once you have identified the cause of the attack, it is important to remove that particular object immediately or keep the patient away from the allergen. Dust, pollen, mold and pet dander are some of the common allergens, but again there might be other allergens that could trigger an asthma attack.
• Individuals that are suffering from asthma usually carry an inhaler that consist of albuterol. These inhalers can be helpful during an attack as they contain a medicine, which provides an immediate relief during an attack. However, if still not controlled, it is necessary to call for emergency medical assistance.