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Ailene Tevez

on 10 April 2015

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Transcript of Asthma

We can help ourselves and the people we care about by following these simple steps...
* Inhalers: quick reliever, one with a little bit of steroids.
*Peak flow meter (checks your expiratory flow and lets you know how well your lungs are working).
* Medication: long term or quick relief
* Asthma action plan: Daily controller and quick relief medication. What to do when allergies or symptoms get worse. What to do in emergencies and when to contact your doctor. How to interpret your peak flow meter scores.
Tools For managing asthma and allergies
Asthma Triggers
What to do during an asthma episode....
Reasons to call 911
We can help ourselves and the people we care about with these simple steps...
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Strong emotions
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Chalk Dust
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Asthma Treatment
1) Sit them down and remain calm.
2) Use abdominal breathing.
3) Give them a quick relief inhaler 2 or 4 puffs wait for 5 minutes for the next dose.
4) Wait for several seconds or until the person having the attack lets you know when there ready. Before you give them the next puff let them know so that way they can inhale the medication.
5) If symptoms continue to get worse call 911
* Having a difficult time talking, walking, eating, and drinking.
* Nasal is flaring when inhaling.
* Distress
* Lips or nails are blue.
* A change of character.
* Retractions to throat, neck, or dust.
* Avoid potential triggers
* Stay active (take medicine before you exercise).
* Work with your doctor to treat other symptoms that can interfere with controlling your asthma.
* Make a personal action plan to describe your daily treatments and when to take certain medication.
* Keep Track of your symptoms.
* Check your peak flow number with the peak flow meter.
* Get regular check ups.
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For more information visit these websites www.ncbi.hlm.nih.gov or www.asthma.com/
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* Smoking- If you have asthma and you smoke quit smoking or if you smoke never smoke around a person with asthma. Never smoke in their room, car, home, or a place were they spend a lot of their time.
* Exercise- Exercise is a common asthma trigger but you can keep this trigger under control by taking medication. And to avoid exercising in cold weather but otherwise stay active and know your limits.
* Weather changes- Weather changes can also be an asthma trigger so make sure you check the local news and be prepared for the weather.
* Pets (dander or hair)- Pets may be fun to have around but people with asthma not so much. If you have a pet at home and you have asthma keep it away from your bedroom and keep the pet outdoors. You can also bathe your pet weekly, vacuum, and mop the house.
* Cockroaches- No one likes cockroaches in their home if you have cockroaches in your home clean weekly, vacuum and dust, set sticky traps, and clean the kitchen or were food is stored.
* Strong smells or irritants- Strong smells can come from cleaning products, scented candles, hairspray, etc. The best thing you should do is to use non perfume cleaning products or to clean or use your scented items when the person with asthma is not around.
* Strong emotions- Strong emotions can increase fast breathing and of course an asthma attack. So if you are having a bad day try to stay positive and do things that can help you relax and be focus on an other item.
* Dust- To prevent asthma attack from inhaling dust is encase pillows, mattress, and box springs with allergen proof zippered covers. Wash all bedding with hot water once a week. You can also vacuum the carpet and dust all surfaces. Finally, keep your home clean and replace stuff animals with washable stuffed animals.
Group members: Ailene Tevez Jailene Robles Patrick Peji
Asthma Triggers
* Pollen- Stay indoors when the pollen count is high especially during the spring and fall.
* Mold- Inhaling in mold can cause an asthma attack you can control this trigger by checking the humidity levels in the air because the amount of moisture in the air can make mold grow. You can check the humidity levels by using a tool call a hygrometer make sure it does not go higher than 50%. Another way you can control this asthma trigger is to open the windows when you take a hot shower or put on the fan.
Chalk Dust
is a life long chronic disease caused by swelling in the airways.
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