Asthma is not something that should be taken lightly. It is very important to never go anywhere without your inhaler but sometimes, we make mistakes. Maybe you forgot it in a rush to go somewhere or you were just absent minded but it doesn’t mean you can do nothing if you have an attack and you’re not with it. Below are some of the things you can do if you find yourself without your inhaler and you’re having an attack;
Sit upright. Stay and sit upright as bending over or lying down could narrow your breathing even more.
Take long, deep breaths. This helps to slow down your breathing and prevent hyperventilation. Breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth.
Stay calm. Staying calm may prevent further tightening of your chest muscles and make your breathing easier.
Get away from the trigger. The asthma attack could be triggered by dust, cigarette smoke, etc. Get away from the trigger as soon as possible and go to any place with clean air.
Take a hot caffeinated beverage. Hot caffeinated drinks like coffee can help to open up the airways slightly, providing some relief for an hour or two.
Seek emergency medical help. Seek immediate medical attention if the wheezing, coughing and breathing difficulty does not subside after a period of rest.