First Aid for Asthmatic Attack when it strikes, asthma a lung disease that strikes without warning, most patients lose their lives during an asthmatic attack. In this article, I will be revealing the most effective home remedies to use in the treatment of asthmatic attacks.
WHAT IS ASTHMA
Asthma (AZ-ma) is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.
Asthma is a lung disease that results in blockage of the airways. During an asthma attack, the muscles around the bronchi (which are the small passageways of the lungs) tighten and narrow, making it difficult for air to leave the lungs.
The chronic inflammation and excessive sensitivity of the bronchi produce those constricting spasms. The bronchial tubes swell and become plugged with mucous. An attack, often occurring at night, usually begins as a nonproductive cough and wheezing, which is often followed by difficult breathing and a tight chest. After a few hours, it subsides.
SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA—Difficult breathing, coughing, wheezing, tight chest. Attacks of multiple symptoms can occur suddenly or gradually. Sometimes there is coughing with thick, persistent sputum that may be clear or yellow. There is a feeling of suffocation.
WHAT CAUSES OR TRIGGERS ASTHMA?
The attack may be triggered by an allergen or other irritant, such as chemicals, drugs, dust mites, feathers, food additives, pollutants, fumes, mold, animal dander, tobacco smoke, etc. But other things can also do it: anxiety, fear, laughing, stress, low blood sugar, adrenal disorders, temperature changes, extremes of dryness or humidity, or respiratory infections.
Asthmatics are frequently very sensitive to foods containing sulfite additives: potassium metabisulfite sulfur dioxide, potassium bisulfite, sodium bisulfite, etc. Restaurants use them, to prevent discoloration in salads and other foods. Sulfites are also added to many other foods by the food industry.
Nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxide, and cigarette smoke are also known to precipitate asthma attacks.
Fumes and strong odors, such as turpentine, paints, gasoline, perfumes, etc., disturb many asthmatics.
First Aid for Asthmatic Attack When Strike
TAKE THE NATURAL REMEDY AS LISTED BELOW
2 c. lemon juice (use fresh juice when possible) 2 c. honey (best quality)
2 T. vegetable glycerin
1 T. eucalyptus essential oil
Combine and mix thoroughly.
Adults: Take 2 to 4 Tablespoons 3 times a day. Children: Take 1-2 T. (depending on age) 3 times a day.
1 dropper lobelia tincture
2 dropper’s mullein
Put in a cup with 1 ½ inch of warm water and drink.
½ c. olive oil
2 drops of eucalyptus oil
2 drops peppermint oil
Mix together and rub on chest, back, and bottom of feet