Asthma Suddenly Recurs To Make It Difficult To Sleep?
Hello dear doctor/father. I have suffered from asthma since I was a toddler but when I was a teenager until I was 19, my asthma never relapsed. But recently, when I was 20 years old, my asthma suddenly recurred and I couldn’t sleep well and only slept for about 2 hours. What is the most comfortable sleeping position for asthmatics? Thank you for your attention.
Hi Mr Naufal,
Asthma is a disease that can be inherited indicating the body has a genetic vulnerability, namely allergies, asthma is characterized by narrowing of the pulmonary airways, causing difficulty breathing, coughing can be dry or phlegm. Asthma relapses are usually triggered by something that can be cold air, dirty air such as dust, smoke, dirty air conditioning to food or being infected with other lung diseases such as pharyngitis or bronchitis.
If the asthma you are suffering from has relapsed, you should consult a doctor, the doctor will perform a physical examination of the lungs, lung X-rays, blood tests and spirometry if necessary. Treatment in asthmatics can use antihistamines, bronchodilators either tablets or lung suction, mucolytics or phlegm thinners, to antibiotics if needed. Prompt and appropriate treatment will help heal, prevent complications and prevent recurrence. Doctors can provide inhaled or inhaled medication that can be used as first aid when it starts to feel tight. Or if the recurrence is almost every day, the doctor will provide routine treatment with pulmonary suction (controller inhalation).
What can be suggested to prevent recurrence is to avoid contact with the trigger of recurrence, such as avoiding cold air at night, avoiding bathing at night or in the morning with cold water instead of using warm water. Use a mask when traveling to avoid pollution and prevent transmission of the virus from other sufferers. Stop smoking or being in a smoking environment. Clean the house vents, fans or air conditioners regularly. Avoid food allergens if there are such as nuts or seafood. A comfortable position during relapse is half sitting with an inclination of 30-60 degrees. However, it is important to immediately treat shortness of breath if it is relapsing, such as taking medication or receiving nebulized bronchodilator drug therapy at the nearest emergency room. If not treated with medication, it will be difficult to sleep well.
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