Anyone who has seen a child having an asthma attack knows how scary it can be. One of the primary symptoms of an attack is struggling to breathe or gasping for air. This may or not be accompanied by coughing or wheezing and a tummy ache. The symptoms often get steadily worse.
Panicking at a time like this is the worst thing you can do. Your child is sure to be already frightened and needs someone soothing and reassuring who can help them to calm down and get some control over their breathing.
Step By Step Actions To Take
The next time your child has an asthma attack, take a few seconds to first calm yourself down. Remember, a panicked parent will only make things worse.
Then very calmly, get your child to take a puff from their reliever inhaler. The recommended dosage is one puff every 30 seconds to 60 seconds. If you have a spacer, use it so that you determine the usage correctly.