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Updated 20 June 2013

What to do in an asthma emergency

Asthma can be life threatening. Watching somebody gasping for breath is a terrifying experience and being well prepared is the best defence.

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Asthma can be life threatening. Watching somebody gasping for breath is a terrifying experience and being well prepared is the best defence.

Take action:


Rush to your closest hospital if: the asthmatic's symptoms get worse even after taking extra medication; the person is having a hard time breathing (or his/her peak flow has dropped below 50%); the patient is struggling to walk or talk; his/her lips and fingernails have turned blue-grey.

Taking action in an asthma emergency

Visit our Asthma Centre
 
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