First aid for Asthma
Quick action may help prevent an asthma attack from becoming an asthma emergency.
Asthma Emergency - DANGER SIGNS
Not sure if it's Asthma?
If a person stays conscious and their main problem seems to be breathing, follow the asthma first aid steps. Asthma reliever medicine is unlikely to harm them even if they do not have asthma.
Severe Allergic Reactions
Follow the person’s Action Plan for Anaphylaxis if available. If the person has known severe allergies and seems to be having a severe allergic reaction, use their adrenaline autoinjector (e.g. EpiPen, Anapen) before giving asthma reliever medicine.
If you are unsure what you should do
CALL AMBULANCE IMMEDIATELY (DIAL 000)