- Do you have asthma symptoms more than twice a week? (cough, wheeze, tight chest)
- Do you use your reliever/emergency blue inhaler more than twice a week?
- Do you use more than two (2) reliever/emergency blue inhalers in a year?
- Do you ever wake at night with asthma?
- Do you ever have to restrict activities due to asthma?
If the answer is YES to ANY of these questions, your asthma is NOT well-controlled.
Take control of your Asthma.
- See your doctor annually – make sure you have the RIGHT diagnosis and the RIGHT treatment.
- Call an Asthma Nurse – get asthma education.
- Talk with your pharmacist.
- Know how and when to take your inhalers.
- Have a Personal Asthma Action Plan – learn how to recognize when your asthma is getting worse.
(Feel free to download form and take with you to annual doctors visit.)
- Know what to do in an acute asthma episode (Asthma Attack)
- Avoid your triggers.