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Hope all goes well... (here are various excerpts..)

For Asthma :

Asthma inhalers come in several styles. The one on the left is not a fast-acting inhaler, and should not be administered in an asthma attackIf the victim has a fast-acting inhaler for asthma attacks, encourage them to use it. You may assist with finding the inhaler.

Have the victim match your breathing patterns - calm the victim while slowing their breathing rate

Assist the casualty to sit in a position which relieves pressure on the chest. The tripod position is ideal - sitting up, leaning slightly forward, supporting their weight with their arms either on their knees or on a table or the like in front of them.
Call EMS if the victim's condition does not improve or if the victim's level of consciousness is lowered

For Hyperventilation The aim is to calm the casualty down, to reduce their rate of breathing, and if possible to increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air they breathe, perhaps by getting them to breathe into a paper bag.
Colloidal Silver :

"....I am not certain that taking CS by mouth would be as effective as desired. The problem is the that bacteria can live in the mucus in the lungs, and the CS is in the blood, so although the anthrax cannot live in the blood with the CS, any toxins they produce can still make it into the blood from the anthrax in the mucus. I have made a homemade nebulizer out of an inexpensive air brush I purchased for under $10, and will use it with CS to put a CS fog into the lungs if ever exposed to anthrax in the air. I have found this to also work wonders for anyone with pneumonia or other severe lung distress."

[edit] Obstructed Airway for Adults & Children:

Abdominal thrusts are only used on conscious adult or child victims with severe airway obstructions. Before attempting abdominal thrusts, ask the victim "Are you choking?" If the victim can reply verbally, you should not interfere, but encourage the victim to cough.

If the victim's airway obstruction is severe, then perform abdominal thrusts:

The rescuer stands behind and to the side of the victim and wraps their arms around the victim's sides, underneath the victim's arms
One hand is made into a fist and placed, thumb side in, flat against the victim's upper abdomen, below the ribs but above the navel
The other hand grabs the fist and directs it in a series of upward thrusts until the object obstructing the airway is expelled
The thrusts should not compress or restrict the ribcage in any way.
If you're not able to compress the victim's diaphragm due to their size or pregnancy, then perform the thrusts at the chest.
If the victim loses consciousness, call for an ambulance. They fall - you call
Obstructed Airway for Infants
For infants, a severe obstruction may be accompanied by a high-pitched, crow-like sound which is not present in adults or children. This is due to the incomplete formation of the infant's airway. Instead of abdominal thrusts, alternate 5 chest thrusts with 5 back blows:

Hold the infant with the head in your hand, and the spine along your forearm and the head below the rest of the body
Compress the chest 5 times as you would for infant CPR
Switch the infant to your other forearm, so their chest is now against the arm
Perform 5 back blows, keeping the infant's head below the rest of the body
Continue until the obstruction is cleared, or the infant goes unconscious


Call EMS immediately
Have the victim administer their Epi-pen if possible
Encourage the victim to breathe slowly; calm them
The victim should rest until EMS arrives
Monitor ABCs and begin CPR if required
If the victim is unable to administer their Epi-pen and it is legal to do so, administer the Epi-pen for them

[edit] Administering an EpiPen
Regional Note
Administering an EpiPen is not legal in all jurisdictions without proper training and certification.
EpiPens are the most common form of epinephrine auto-injectors, and are designed for ease of use. There are instructions in the tube with the auto-injector, but you should know how to use one ahead of time. They're designed to inject through clothes, so you don't have to remove the victim's pants - even if they're wearing a heavy material like denim. Whenever possible, the victim should inject themselves, but if they're unable to do so, you may be legally permitted to inject the victim.

Remove the auto-injector from the tube. One end has a black tip - this is where the needle will come out. Do not touch this tip! The other end has a grey cap. Remove the grey cap, hold the EpiPen in your fist, and press it firmly against the outside of the victim's outer thigh. There should be an audible click. If there is not, try again but pressing harder. Hold the auto-injector in place for 10 seconds. When you remove it, massage the area for 10 seconds, then replace the EpiPen into the tube needle end first to avoid any danger. When EMS arrives, they can dispose of it for you.


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