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Falsefaith

Avoid things you are allergic with. You should do this besides the asthma anyway. If you have allergic reactions to foods, drinks, meds, etc... either take what the doctor gave you or stay away from the thing.

I have really bad allergic reactions to dogs and when I was younger I would get thrown right back into the hospital bed whenever I visited my cousin's house (which had a dog). Once I stopped staying over at their place the attacks lessen. Then about a year ago I found out I was extremely allergic to this popular cough medicine, it took ten minutes or so after I took it and I had a horrible asthma attack (which are rare now). The throat closed up and I was coughing even more than before (ironic since it was a cough med).

So yes... that's my tip. Stay away from the things that cause extreme allergic reactions cause they will trigger the asthma.

Other things that help me:
-Sitting up or standing
-Cold air (your body doesn't have to be freezing but you should breathe in the cold air. Take a few minutes or a little more)
-Taking long deep breaths as best I can and concentrate on that (it relaxes you and a calm self is better than one that's panicking)

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Anonymous

Be careful w/ the COLD AIR! In some people including myself it makes it worse, not better.

Anonymous

obviously....

Leah

cold air makes my asthma worse too

Anonymous

Cold air actually constricts the airways - warm, moist air instead.

Anonymous

Missed a really big one - strong coffee. Drink it without cream or milk and as hot as you can without burning your mouth.

Megan

I was having a really bad attack and I had to go outside to get control of my breathing. It was chilly out but it made me focus on my breathing. Being in the house was worse. I have a 45 minuet window before i pass out when having an attack by stepping outside saved my life. it took the ambulance over an hour to get to me.

Megan

I was having a really bad attack and I had to go outside to get control of my breathing. It was chilly out but it made me focus on my breathing because the cold air was so harsh. Being in the house was worse. I have a 45 minuet window before i pass out when having an attack by stepping outside saved my life. it took the ambulance over an hour to get to me.

Anonymous

Some people, like me, have trouble with hot air and the cold air actually helps. I brought myself out of an attack many times by sitting outside in the snow or sticking my head in the freezer. Heat is not a friend to everyone.

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