Emergency First Aid Facts-Asthma

Asthma is an emergency and requires immediate first aid. Asthma is known as a chronic breathing disorder that causes the airways to swell and create mucous. This is the reason an asthmatic will cough, become short of breath and then you will hear the wheezing.

Irritants

Many thing can causeĀ  or trigger an asthma attack. Some examples are:

allergies to pet dander

  • smog and pollution
  • smoke
  • foods
  • environment (pollen)
  • medications
  • exercise

 

Canada Has One of the Highest