….. urgent help.
- talking becomes difficult, and the person cannot speak more than a couple of words per breath.
- a rapid heartbeat and the person is complaining of severe chest tightness.
- a blue discolouration appears around the lips and fingernails.
- walking becomes difficult.
- the person displays flared nostrils as they breathe.
- their ribs draw inwards as they breathe, sucking in of their throat as they gasp for air. Exaggerated use of chest and shoulder muscles becoming increasingly distressed and anxious.
Please note: A severe asthma attack may develop very quickly; however, it can develop over several days.
Tomorrow we will look at managing an asthma attack and the actions to take.
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