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.
action plan usually includes:
- Treatment goals, which include your personal goals about your
- An outline of the medicines you take daily for asthma
control and when to take them.
asthma diary where you record
peak expiratory flow (PEF) and the triggers that cause
- Steps to take and medicines to use to treat an asthma attack
early, before it becomes severe.
- What to do if an attack becomes
an emergency, and where to get medical treatment.
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