An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms caused by the tightening of muscles around your airways (bronchospasm). During the asthma attack, the lining of the airways also becomes swollen or inflamed and thicker mucus more than normal is produced.
Asthma attack signs and symptoms include: Severe shortness of breath, chest tightness or pain, and coughing or wheezing, Low peak expiratory flow (PEF) readings, if you use a peak flow meter, Worsening symptoms despite use of a quick-relief (rescue) inhaler. Some people with asthma may go for extended periods without having an asthma attack or other symptoms, interrupted by periodic worsening of their symptoms.
If you're having an asthma attack, follow the steps in the asthma plan you worked out with your doctor. If your symptoms don't improve, seek immediate medical care.Home treatment steps to stop an asthma attack generally include taking 2.5 to 5 milligrams of albuterol every 20 minutes for an hour. The approximate disease Aspergillous Incidence in country Sweden in Northern Europe was found to be 575,129.