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Asthma: Using an Asthma Action Plan

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Introduction

If you or your child has asthma that requires daily treatment, it is important to have an asthma action plan. An asthma action plan is a written plan that tells you what asthma medicine to take every day and how to treat an asthma attack. It can help you make quick decisions in case you are not able to think clearly during an attack.

An asthma action plan usually includes:

Using an asthma action plan can help you stay active with fewer asthma problems. Following your plan is a big step toward controlling the disease so you can live the life you want.


How to use an asthma action plan

Develop your plan

Follow your daily treatment, and use the asthma action plan

Review the plan with your doctor


Credits for Asthma: Using an Asthma Action Plan

Current as of: June 8, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Lora J. Stewart MD - Allergy and Immunology


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