-Feeling breathless (you may gasp for breath)
-A tight chest, like a band tightening around it
-Wheezing, which makes a whistling sound when you breaht
-Coughing, particularly at night and early morning
-Attacks triggered by exercise, exposure to allergens and other triggers
when symptoms get worst..
when symptoms gets worst..
-You get more wheezy, tight chested or breathless
-The reliever inhaler is not helping as much as usual
-There is a drop in your peak expiratory flow
-The reliever inhaler, which is usually blue, does not help symptoms at all.
-The symptoms of wheezing, coughing, tight chest are severe and constant
-You are too breathless to speak
-Your pulse is racing.
-You feel agitated or restless.
-Your lips or fingernails look blue
- reasure them and help them relax
-encourage them to use there inhaler if its available if the attack is bad help them
- ask them to breathe slowly and deeply
- if the attack doesnt stop tell them to take more of there inhaler
- call 99 if its really bad