Emergency Asthma Treatment For Preppers
An asthma attack is an uncomfortable thing to go through, but under normal circumstances it’s not usually fatal. Many asthma attacks clear up on their own, and most people with asthma have access to an inhaler or nebulizer to help them when attacks don’t resolve spontaneously. But in a SHTF situation, access to standard asthma treatments may not be possible.
Please keep in mind that you should ALWAYS seek medical help for a serious asthma attack if at all possible. The information in this article should ONLY be used in desperate situations when no other treatment is available. Unless the SHTF and emergency services are unavailable, call 911 if you have an asthma attack and need help.
Essential oil of eucalyptus is reported to help open airways. It should be added to boiling water and inhaled, or you can rub a little on a cloth or your hands and breathe in the fumes.
Honey has been used for centuries to treat asthma. To treat an attack, you can simply breathe deeply from a jar of real honey. You can also stir a teaspoon into water or tea and drink it 2-3 times per day to decrease the frequency of asthma attacks.
A mustard poultice made with mustard oil and camphor may offer instant relief for an asthma attack. Rub the mixture on your chest and back, and cover it with a thick cloth.
Lobelia has been used by native Americans to treat asthma for a long time. They used to smoke it, but you can also make a tincture with a mixture of lobelia and cayenne at a 3:1 ratio and put 20 drops into a glass of water and drink it when an attack begins. You can do this every 30 minutes until the attack subsides.
There are other things that are said to treat asthma as well, such as coffee, black pepper, garlic, gingko biloba, licorice, ginger, turmeric, and various herbal teas, but these treatments aren’t medically proven.
Please seek medical attention during an asthma attack if there is any possible way to do so. These treatments should only be used in cases where no other treatments are available.