First aid tips: What to do if your child has an asthma attack

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Knowing what to do during an asthma attack can prove invaluable in making sure that your child is safe when it happens. Check out these tips to learn more.

It’s important for parents of kids with asthma to know the basic steps in dealing with an asthma attack as it can mean the difference between life and death depending on how severe the attack is. Here’s what you need to know:

Step 1

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The first step would be to help your child sit in a comfortable position. That way your child’s air passages aren’t restricted and that should help your child breathe a bit better.

Step 2

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Next would be to help your child take her medication. It’s best to familiarize yourself and your child beforehand about using inhalers so that you can feel confident in helping your child take her medication.

Step 3

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Reassure your child by telling her that she’s doing good, and that everything will be fine. This will help your child relax and being relaxed can also help your child with coping with the asthma attack.

Step 4

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If you think that your child is having a severe attack, or if you don’t have any medication on hand, it’s best to call your local hotline so that they can help you further. They should also guide you on what steps to take while waiting for help to arrive. If you’re unsure of what to do, don’t hesitate to call for help.

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