Asthma attack. No inhalers Watch

cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#1
I'm meant to take my blue inhaler when I'm wheezy but it has just ran out. It is the middle of the night. My dad's at work and im only 14 so I can't go anywhere but I'm starting to wheeze and feel tight chested. Any advice on what I can do?
0
reply
Gent2324
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 weeks ago
#2
is it a full on asthma attack?
0
reply
Nefarious
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#3
Report 4 weeks ago
#3
My recommendation is to call 111. They may be able to help you get hold of a replacement inhaler, (ie. tell you where to go) they can also get you an ambulance if you need urgent medical asssistance.

At 14 you should not be stuck in the house, especially if you are home alone and need medical help.
0
reply
cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#4
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#4
(Original post by Gent2324)
is it a full on asthma attack?
no not yet. But normally when it's like this it will get serious after about 10 minutes - a couple of hours. There has only been about two or three times when it hasn't got worse
0
reply
cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#5
Ok. I will call 111 if it starts to get serious
(Original post by Nefarious)
My recommendation is to call 111. They may be able to help you get hold of a replacement inhaler, (ie. tell you where to go) they can also get you an ambulance if you need urgent medical asssistance.

At 14 you should not be stuck in the house, especially if you are home alone and need medical help.
0
reply
Kindred
  • Volunteer Team
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#6
Report 4 weeks ago
#6
(Original post by cari_jones1)
I'm meant to take my blue inhaler when I'm wheezy but it has just ran out. It is the middle of the night. My dad's at work and im only 14 so I can't go anywhere but I'm starting to wheeze and feel tight chested. Any advice on what I can do?
Call 111. If need be you can ask a neighbour for a lift or get your dad to call you a taxi and charge it to his card. Hopefully 111 can sort you out a way to get a replacement without any fuss, but if you feel like you will need something pretty immediately or 111 can't help A&E is your best option.
I'm pretty sure any of my neighbours would be willing to get up in the middle of the night for a kid who can't breathe so if you can't get there any other way choose your nicest neighbour and kncok the heck out of their door.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#7
Ok. Thank you . I will try this if it gets bad at all


(Original post by Kindred)
Call 111. If need be you can ask a neighbour for a lift or get your dad to call you a taxi and charge it to his card. Hopefully 111 can sort you out a way to get a replacement without any fuss, but if you feel like you will need something pretty immediately or 111 can't help A&E is your best option.
I'm pretty sure any of my neighbours would be willing to get up in the middle of the night for a kid who can't breathe so if you can't get there any other way choose your nicest neighbour and kncok the heck out of their door.
0
reply
Kindred
  • Volunteer Team
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 weeks ago
#8
(Original post by cari_jones1)
Ok. Thank you . I will try this if it gets bad at all

If you know that it's probably going to get bad it would be better to start things now so it's not an emergency in 10mins.
Do you have any breathing exercises or anything that you've been told to do?
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#9
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#9
No. I've never got given any
(Original post by Kindred)
If you know that it's probably going to get bad it would be better to start things now so it's not an emergency in 10mins.
Do you have any breathing exercises or anything that you've been told to do?
0
reply
Kindred
  • Volunteer Team
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#10
Report 4 weeks ago
#10
(Original post by cari_jones1)
No. I've never got given any
Try googling some. I would think deep, slow breaths and leaning against a wall with your knees up and your arms and head resting on them.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
katf
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#11
Report 4 weeks ago
#11
Asthma attacks can be fatal if untreated. You won't be able to get a reliever at this time of night, so your best bet is A and E. Call 111, call your dad, and get an adult. You can't leave this, it has a potential to get serious.

And get the gp to prescribe multiple inhalers so when one runs out you aren't stuck.
Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
0
reply
cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#12
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#12
Ok thank you for the advice. I managed to sleep through the night without getting one and I told my dad about it. He said he will get me a new inhaler and if I get an asthma attack before it comes then we will call 111 or if it is really bad, we can go to a + e. The thing is that we don't have a car and the hospital is like an hour's walk away so what would I have to do if it got that bad?
(Original post by Kindred)
Try googling some. I would think deep, slow breaths and leaning against a wall with your knees up and your arms and head resting on them.
0
reply
cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#13
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#13
Ok. Thank you
(Original post by katf)
Asthma attacks can be fatal if untreated. You won't be able to get a reliever at this time of night, so your best bet is A and E. Call 111, call your dad, and get an adult. You can't leave this, it has a potential to get serious.

And get the gp to prescribe multiple inhalers so when one runs out you aren't stuck.
0
reply
username4368582
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#14
Report 4 weeks ago
#14
(Original post by cari_jones1)
Ok thank you for the advice. I managed to sleep through the night without getting one and I told my dad about it. He said he will get me a new inhaler and if I get an asthma attack before it comes then we will call 111 or if it is really bad, we can go to a + e. The thing is that we don't have a car and the hospital is like an hour's walk away so what would I have to do if it got that bad?
Had you called 111 they would have sent an ambulance for you

Been in a similar situation and they were going to call one for me.
0
reply
Kindred
  • Volunteer Team
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#15
Report 4 weeks ago
#15
(Original post by cari_jones1)
Ok thank you for the advice. I managed to sleep through the night without getting one and I told my dad about it. He said he will get me a new inhaler and if I get an asthma attack before it comes then we will call 111 or if it is really bad, we can go to a + e. The thing is that we don't have a car and the hospital is like an hour's walk away so what would I have to do if it got that bad?
Glad you are okay.
If it does get bad you can ask a neighbour or get a taxi to avoid that walk. Probably not the best thing for an asthma attack.
Hopefully your dad can get you a fresh inhaler before you get another attack though.
0
reply
cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#16
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#16
Thank you for all of your help I will but I've got my fingers crossed :crossedf: that I won't get another one :five:
(Original post by Kindred)
Glad you are okay.
If it does get bad you can ask a neighbour or get a taxi to avoid that walk. Probably not the best thing for an asthma attack.
Hopefully your dad can get you a fresh inhaler before you get another attack though.
0
reply
ibyghee
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#17
Report 4 weeks ago
#17
Don't ever sleep again, if the asthma attack is bad you can actually die while you sleep.
0
reply
cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#18
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#18
No I hadn't because it wasn't bad at all. I was just wheezing the tiniest bit and was worried it might of got worse but it didn't....LUCKILY :rofl2:
(Original post by namkeen-kuthi)
Had you called 111 they would have sent an ambulance for you

Been in a similar situation and they were going to call one for me.
0
reply
cari_jones1
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#19
Report Thread starter 4 weeks ago
#19
Ok..... I was only wheezing the tiniest bit. I could still breathe well. I was just worried it was going to get worse and whenever it does I always wake up anyway. But it wasn't bad enough for me to die :dontknow:
(Original post by ibyghee)
Don't ever sleep again, if the asthma attack is bad you can actually die while you sleep.
0
reply
ibyghee
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#20
Report 4 weeks ago
#20
(Original post by cari_jones1)
Ok..... I was only wheezing the tiniest bit. I could still breathe well. I was just worried it was going to get worse and whenever it does I always wake up anyway. But it wasn't bad enough for me to die :dontknow:
thats ok then IG, but just to be sure stay awake lol
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How did your AQA A-level Business Paper 1 go?

Loved the paper - Feeling positive (219)
22.91%
The paper was reasonable (428)
44.77%
Not feeling great about that exam... (174)
18.2%
It was TERRIBLE (135)
14.12%

Watched Threads

View All