Causes, Symptoms and First Aid of Asthma

Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction.

Asthma is an incurable illness. However, with good treatment and management there is no reason why a person with asthma cannot live a normal and active life.

Symptoms of Asthma

  • Sticky mucus
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Wheezing
  • Cough and cold
  • Tightness in the chest
  • The symptoms of wheezing, coughing and tight chest are severe and constant
  • You are too breathless to talk or speak
  • your pulse is racing
  • You feel agitated or restless
  • Your lips or fingernails look blue
  • Signs of a cold or allergies (sneezing, runny nose, cough, nasal congestion, sore throat, and headache)

Symptoms that are worse during the night or with exercise can mean your asthma gets worse or is poorly handled. Please talk to your doctor about any other symptoms.

Causes of Asthma

The major and fundamental causes of asthma are not completely understood. But in most people case the causes of asthma can be:

Causes, Symptoms and First Aid of Asthma
Causes, Symptoms and First Aid of Asthma


  • Hereditary factors
  • Environmental factors like dust, mite, pollen
  • Occupational exposure to irritants
  • Dietary Changes
  • Lack of exercise

Coping with Asthma

  • Use thoroughly clean well put together bed sheets & bed sheets covers
  • Use air conditioner
  • Maintain low humidity at home
  • Avoid sleeping in hot place
  • Keep the house clean  and dust free
  • Use hardwood floors or tile
  • Avoid carpets in house
  • Pets are Good to keep but  Avoid pets with fur or feathers

Please Note that: Asthma cannot be cured, but it can be controlled

First Aid of Asthma

These are the list of First aid treat you can give to an asthma patients before the Doctor arrive

  • Follow the Person’s Asthma Plan, if Possible
  • Find out if the person has a good individualized asthma actions plan from a physician.
  • If so, stick to its directions for giving asthma prescription medication and seeking health-related help for extreme asthma attack.
  • If the person has not got an asthma approach:
  • Sit the man or woman upright comfortably in addition to loosen tight clothes.
  • If the man or woman has asthma prescription medication, such as a good inhaler, assist in using it.
  • If the person doesn’t provide an inhaler, use one at a first aid equipment or borrow another person else’s.
  • Use Inhaler Which has a Spacer, if Probable
  • Remove cap in addition to shake inhaler effectively.
  • Insert inhaler in spacer.
  • Have the person breathe out absolutely and put lips tightly around spacer mouthpiece.
  • Press inhaler once to provide a puff.
  • Have the person breathe in slowly throughout the mouth and subsequently hold breath for 10 seconds.
  • Give a complete of four puffs, waiting of a minute between every puff.
  • Use Inhaler Without a Spacer, if Necessary
  • Remove the inhaler limit and shake effectively.
  • •Have the man or woman breathe out all the way and seal lip area tightly around inhaler mouthpiece.
  • As the person starts to breathe in slowly, press down on inhaler 1 time.
  • •The person should keep sucking in as slowly and deeply as is possible (about five for you to seven seconds) after which hold breath for 10 seconds.
  • Give a complete of four puffs, waiting about a minute or so between each use your electronic cigarette.
  • Continue Using Inhaler if Breathing Is still a Problem
  • After a number of puffs, wait a number of minutes. If the person still has difficulties breathing, give another number of four puffs.
  • If there’s still little or no improvement, give a number of puffs every a number of minutes until ambulance will come. If the person is which has a severe attack, give up to 6 to 8 puffs every all 5 minutes.

Please Contact your Doctor about more First Aid to Asthma Patients

  1. Sue Price says

    Hi Temilola
    Wow I did not know there were so many causes. I am blessed that neither me or anyone in my family is a suffer but I know there are many people who will find this information very helpful.



    1. Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy says

      Hello Sue,
      Of course many people don’t know there are so many causes of Asthma, am glad you now a little through my post…

      and am so happy for you that none of your family member have asthma..

      Thanks for reading and dropping your comment..

  2. Klein says

    Hello Temilola,
    You really go deep into this Asthma topics, my dad is also suffering from the disease, i have learn one or two things from your weblog..

    1. Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy says

      Hello Kleain,
      am so glad to have seen you here, and its also good to know you learn one or two things from my blog..
      hope to see you again?

  3. Alex K says

    Good info here- asthma and a low immune and adrenal system are connected.


  4. Donna Merrill says

    Hi Temilola,

    You have successfully covered so much in this article about asthma. My mother has it and it can be a frightful thing to see her going through.
    But the good news is that it can be controlled. I love the list you have given about coping with asthma. There is so much that someone’s home can cause an attack.
    Prevention is one of the things we lived with and it made a wold of difference.

    Thanks for this helpful article.

    1. Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy says

      hello Donna, am sorry to hear that your lovely mum got Asthma, and yes you are right, it cannot be cure, but there are some way to prevent it from causing much damage..

      thanks for your kind comment..

  5. Kingsley says

    Nice post bro… Never knew this

    1. Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy says

      Now you Know.. thanks Kingsley

  6. Harleena Singh says

    Hi Temilola,

    Informative post indeed 🙂

    Oh yes…asthma can be pretty bad if we don’t know how to handle it, especially when someone gets a real bad asthmatic attack.

    I have a few relatives who suffer from asthma, and it normally comes up when the pollen’s are all over. I see them using the inhaler so often and feeling uncomfortable if they don’t carry it with them on certain days. I’d love to forward this post to them so that they can look up the symptoms and try to keep away from it – if possible.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

    1. Temilola Waliu Globalwalyy says

      Hello harleena,
      I agreed with you Asthma patients are always uncomfortable, when they are not with their inhaler…
      And thanks for your comment..
      Hope to always see you around

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