|Have a warm drink|
Any warm liquid may help lessen the severity of asthma attacks. Cold liquids irritate bronchial tubes, while warm liquids have the opposite effect.
|Try a caffeine shot|
The caffeine in tea or coffee opens airways much like the inhalers used by asthmatics. Cola may have the same effect, although if it's cold it can irritate bronchial tubes.
|Drink plenty of water|
Every day you should have at least four to six glasses of liquid. The more liquids you consume, the less thick your mucus will be.
|Get a flu jab|
Viruses are one of the key factors that trigger asthma attacks so get a flu jab every year.
|Cough in the morning|
The cough reflex shuts down during sleep, but a big cough releases much of the mucus that can accumulate overnight in the bronchial tree.