Asthma attack occurs when your bronchial airways suddenly contract, you feel a tightness in your chest, you become short of breath, and you cough and wheeze. Most asthma attacks are triggered by an allergy and some form of lung disease. There are plenty of things you can do at home to stop asthma attacks. These are:
1. Buy a large scarf to cover your mouth and nose while going outdoors during cold days. Cold air can trigger asthma, but when you have a scarf covering your mouth and nose, you end up breathing in warm humid air. Stay indoors when it’s cold outside
2. Take an antacid before going to bed. Asthma attacks can be caused by acid reflux that happens at night. Your stomach contents may leak out a little and drip down your airway while you are lying down. Prop your bed up and elevate the pillow to prevent the dripping and take antacid before bedtime to cut down on your stomach’s acidity
3. Stop smoking and stay out of smoke filled rooms. People around asthmatics should also not smoke.