How To Handle An Asthma Attack Without an Inhaler
Millions of people, both adults and children are known to suffer from Asthma. The common Asthma Medication prescribed by doctors include inhalers where the patient is required to take some puffs from the medical device to get relief. While every asthmatic should have an inhaler on hand, if you are like me, that means you don’t even know where your inhaler is. So here are 5 tips on what to do in case you have an asthma attack without an inhaler.
1. Drink plenty of un-carbonated, clean water.
The lungs require water for pumping air. Not having sufficient water will mean no sufficient pumping of air. At the same time, only clean water should be consumed. Soup, coffee, and tea do not count in this regard and should be avoided. So if you are experiencing an attack make sure to get water immediately and drink it slowly.
2. Sit down and Sit up.
Sit down and then sit up straight. According to Medical News Today It is easier to breathe simply by sitting rather than any other given position. Do not lay down. Stay calm and seated until breathing is fully retrieved and is under control. Any work that the person has to complete can wait.
3. Hold the middle finger.
Wrap all fingers with your hand over the other hand’s middle finger and hold gently. This is termed to be an energetic, powerful Mudra which has been practiced for thousands of years. You don’t have to squeeze, massage, rub, or pull. Simply hold the finger, until breathing gets normal. It is recommended for a few seconds or minutes in some cases. It is definitely powerful and reliable. Click here to learn about 5 more mudras to help with your asthma
4. Place some sea salt (a pinch) on your tongue.
Place a pinch of sea salt on your tongue after having water (2 glasses) and allow it to dissolve right on the tongue itself. It is a strange, yet miraculous recipe. The order you do it in is very much crucial. It can be life saving. According to My Asthma Home Remedies Sea salt is a very powerful natural antihistamine. It can also be used in an inhaler, without harmful side effects of most medical drugs. Taking a pinch of sea salt with water helps to break the mucus plugs in the lungs, get rid of phlegm, and stop persistent dry cough that accompanies any asthma attack. It is also a natural antiseptic that helps the body fight germs and bacteria and helps maintain your body’s electrolytes in a healthy balance.
5. Doing something simple can help to bring down anxiety from the otherwise terrified mind.
A big mistake people make during an asthma attack is that they go crazy with their breathing because they are so terrified. If you’re breathing really hard trying to catch your breath you may be making the problem worse. Calm down and try to pay attention to different objects in your surroundings and also try to trace curved lines using your eyes. It can be objects like vases, round table corners, lamps, etc. If nothing is found, then simply imagine curved lines, spheres and circles in air and trace those with your eyes. This will help you calm down and start to control your breathing more which should buy you more time to get to the hospital or find your inhaler.
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