Although they can be minimised, attacks cannot be totally excluded. However, through correct
management their duration and effect can be largely controlled.
What to Do
- Remain calm
- Go to a well-ventilated area
- Take the relaxation position recommended by your doctor or physiotherapist
- Breathe in through the nose (to warm the air) and breathe out through pressed lips (to maintain pressure in
- Take the medication prescribed by your doctor in exactly the prescribed dose
In case of a severe attack call your doctor
What NOT to Do
- Do not become nervous or panicky (emotional stress can worsen the attack)
- Do not overuse your inhaler (if you have been prescribed one)
- Do not take a sedative or other calming medication
In case of a severe attack call your doctor.