Category: First Aid

Asthma Attack in Children

When the child is having frequent coughing, rapid breathing, call the emergency medical helpline and follow the first aid tips given below to stabilize the child. 

First Aid 

  • Check if the child has an individualised asthma action plan from his/her Doctor
  • If yes, follow the directions for giving asthma medication 
  • Carry a copy of his/her asthma action plan along while going to ER

Seek medical help, if: 

  • difficulty  breathing
  • coughing bouts
  • inability to talk, eat, or play
  • vomiting
  • lips or fingers turning blue 
  • using stomach muscles excessively to breathe (convulsing while breathing) 

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