Asthma Recurs Until Fainting?
Hello, I’m 17 years old. I camped last weekend, at night the temperature there can be up to 10 ° C. It was 4 o’clock in the morning, I woke up with panting breath, my chest was aching, my toes and hands were hard to move, and my eyes were hard to open. The longer my breath becomes more irregular, then after that I am unconscious. Is that dangerous for me?
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Asthma is an allergic reaction that occurs in the airways. Characterized by shortness of breath accompanied by the sound "ngi". Occurs due to allergens (such as dust, pollen, shrimp and egg food ingredients, cold air, etc.) causing the airways to constrict so that it narrows, plus the airway mucous layer produces mucous in large quantities so that it covers the narrowed airways. Then came shortness of breath. When exhaling, the air comes out between the airways that are narrowed and covered with mucus, so that the sound "ngik". This only happens to someone who is hypersensitive. There is a close relationship with heredity.
Someone who has asthma, can have allergic reactions in other forms, from mild (like reddish spots that itch on the skin due to contact with the metal watches that cause allergic reactions, morning sneezing due to dust) to severe conditions (anaphylactic reactions and angioudema) which is marked by an increase in pulse, decreased consciousness, swollen face and swollen lips). For that, you should avoid conditions that can trigger reactions, such as cold night air. If you have to take part in camping activities, prepare complete warm clothes from socks to hats and anti-allergic medicines. Because asthma can also cause severe asthma attacks, called asmatikus attacks. Which can lead to decreased awareness and stopping breathing that requires intensive care.
For what you have experienced. It's best to consult with your lung doctor. So the doctor can do an examination on your lungs. So that doctors can assess the severity of asthma in you. And can provide appropriate treatment based on the severity of your illness.
Thus hopefully useful.