During an asthma attack, also called an asthma exacerbation, your airways become swollen and inflamed. The muscles around the airways contract, causing your breathing (bronchial) tubes to narrow. A severe asthma attack that doesn't improve with home treatment can become a life-threatening emergency.
The symptoms of a severe asthma attack may include: Bluish tint to your lips, Agitation, confusion, or an inability to concentrate, Hunched shoulders and strained abdominal and neck muscles, A need to sit or stand up to breathe more easily. Some people with asthma may go for extended periods without having an asthma attack or other symptoms, interrupted by periodic worsening of their symptoms.
Although acute asthma is a very common cause of emergency department visits of children and adults, there is not as yet a standardized accepted treatment protocol. Oxygen is the first treatment the patient needs in order to overcome hypoxemia. Beta-2 agonists should always be given with oxygen in order to prevent the decrease in oxygen saturation due to the increase of blood flow in relatively poor ventilated areas of the lung. The approximate disease Aspergillous Incidence in country India in Southern Asia was found to be 68,164,519.