Asthma Attacks

Asthma Attacks

Asthma Attack Treatment Specialist in Houston TX and Spring TX

Get the immediate treatment for Asthma Attack at Houston Medical ER. For more information, call us now. We have convenient locations in Houston TX and Spring TX to serve you.


What treatments exist for asthma?

Most asthma treatments are administered through inhalers or nebulizers. Still, there are several other supplements or alternative therapies to help manage asthma and relieve symptoms in both the short- and long-term. As far as inhalers go, there are metered-dose inhalers, which use an aerosol canister attached to a mouthpiece, and dry powder inhalers. The following is a list of asthma treatments, including both quick relievers, long-term control medicines, and those that use inhalers, nebulizers, or another medium:

  • Anticholinergics
  • Biologics
  • Combination inhaled medicines or quick-relief medicines
  • Cromolyn sodium
  • Immunotherapy
  • Inhaled corticosteroids
  • Inhaled long-acting beta agonists
  • Leukotriene modifiers
  • Methylxanthines
  • Oral corticosteroids
  • Short-acting bet agonists
  • Theophylline

Even with treatment, you will still need to do your best to avoid triggers as much as possible to mitigate symptoms and prevent an asthma attack.

When should you see a doctor for asthma?

While it is essential to see your doctor at least once a year if you have asthma, it is not always clear whether you should see a doctor for specific symptoms you may be experiencing! For your convenience, here are a few signs to look out for which indicate that you should seek the medical attention of a doctor as soon as possible:

  • Abnormal wheezing whenever you breathe in or out
  • Difficulty performing day-to-day tasks, such as cooking, laundry, or taking out the garbage
  • Dizziness, faintness, or weakness
  • Persistent that cough that won’t go away
  • Wheezing that worsens after you have taken medication and given time for it to start working

While the above are signs that an asthma attack may be imminent, the following are symptoms that an asthma attack has already begun, for which you must receive medical attention immediately, either at an urgent care clinic or the emergency room:

  • Bluish color in the face, lips, or nails
  • Collapsing or fainting
  • Confusion or exhaustion
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Gasping
  • Intense shortness of breath
  • Rapid breathing, coughing, or wheezing
  • Straining chest muscles while trying to breathe

When should I go to Houston Medical ER for asthma?

You certainly can! In fact, the ER is an excellent place to go to for any sudden asthma symptoms you experience because they accept walk-in and can help you ease the asthma attack symptoms.

For effective asthma attack treatment come to Houston Medical ER, there is no need to make an appointment beforehand. We are open 24/7 to provide quality care. For more information about our treatment options or to see us for an appointment, please feel welcome to call us or visit one of our ER clinics in Houston or Springs, Texas, for a walk-in appointment. We serve patients from Houston TX, Spring TX, North Houston TX, The Woodlands TX, Humble TX, Heights TX, Downtown Houston TX, Northwest Houston TX, Northeast Houston TX, Conroe TX, Willis TX, Tomball TX, Cypress TX, and Memorial City TX.

For any medical procedure, patients respond to treatment differently, hence each patient's results may vary.
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