Acute Asthma attack

Acute Asthma attack

Generally have a known diagnosis

Due to allergies, drugs, emotional stress

Symptoms – pale, cool and clammy skin; coughing; shortness of breath; wheezing; rapid and weak pulse, cyanosis. If severe  respiratory arrest.

Immediate management
Sit upright. Give puffs from inhaler if available; reassurance; oxygen
If respiratory arrest – resuscitation.

Medical management

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