Asthma Action Plan

Severe Asthma Attack

A lot of people have asthma. What’s more, there are numerous medications to manage it. It’s imperative to pursue the asthma action plan that you made with your specialist, maintain a strategic distance from your triggers, take your drug, and stay aware of your physical checkups.

Even the all things are considered, a severe asthma attack can occur, and some severe ones are emergency.

With any severe asthma attack, don`t wait to see if it goes away on its own. It could intensify so much that you have to go to an emergency clinic.

If you have utilized your salvage inhaleror or nebulizer and it doesn’ help, you will need immediate medical care.

If you have a glucocorticoid prescription at home, (for example, prednisone), you can take a portion on your way to the emergency department, yet despite everything you have to make the trip.

You may hear a severe asthma attack called a “severe asthma exacerbation.” In its most severe form, you may hear it called “status asthmaticus.”


A severe asthma attack can cause symptoms such as:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Feel breathless even when you lie down
  • Bluish tint to your lips
  • Can’t speak in full sentences
  • Chest feels tight
  • Feel agitated, confused, or can’t concentrate
  • Feel that you need to sit or stand up to breathe more easily
  • Hunched shoulders, strained abdominal neck muscles

Anyway don`t judge how bad your asthma attack. Immidiatly go to your doctor so you can get the propper help.

When a serious asthma attack is confirmed, your specialist may administer at least one or more of the accompanying:

  • ipratropium (Atrovent), a type of bronchodilator used when rescue inhalers fail
  • oxygen
  • oral or intravenous corticosteroids to control inflammation
  • intubation machines to help you breathe
  • magnesium sulfate

Asthma Symptoms

Symptoms of Asthma

  • Frequent cough, mainly at night
  • Losing your breath easily or shortness of breath
  • Wheezing or coughing after work out
  • Decreases or changes in a peak expiratory flow
  • Feeling very tired or weak when working out
  • Feeling tired, easily upset, bad-tempered, or moody
  • Signs of a cold, upper respiratory infection, or allergies 
  • Trouble sleeping


  • Red Zone: Red zone means you really need urgent health care
  • Yellow (Caution) Zone: This isn’t where you have to be
  • Green Zone: Where you need be on a regular basis