Can you stop an asthma attack without an inhaler?

No. You cannot stop an asthma attack without an inhaler. An episode of asthma attack mostly needs immediate medication in the form of an inhaler. An inhaler temporarily reduces the congestion and blockage in the airway to make it easier to breathe.

However, if the inhaler is not available, you can try doing things that can help with reducing congestion and blockage in the airway. The best ways are wearing loose clothes and drinking hot beverages. Research has shown that drinking hot coffee during an asthma attack can unclog the airway to a certain extent.

Moreover, if you had an asthma attack before and consulted a doctor, then you can take the medication prescribed and avoid an inhaler. However, if you are suffering from an asthma attack for the first time, it is best to visit the hospital. In case your symptoms are mild, you can take steam and add a mint or menthol supplement to it.

Ayurveda has many remedies that can control an asthma attack. Besides Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, Sowa-Rigpa and Homoeopathy also suggest remedies that are approved in India to reduce chronic asthma attack or other inflammatory disorders.

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