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How can an asthma diary help in asthma prevention?

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Keep track of your symptoms in an asthma diary for several weeks, noting all the environmental and emotional factors that cause your symptoms. When you have an asthma attack, go back to your diary to see which factor might have prompted it. Some common triggers are not always easy to see, such as molds and cockroaches. Ask your asthma specialist about allergy skin testing -- or specific IgE testing -- to find out the allergens to which you have become sensitized. You can then try to avoid those allergens.

From: Tips for Asthma Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview: Prevention," “Peak Flow Meters.”

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. , 2002. Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

National Institutes of Health publication number 02-5074, June, 2003.

Brostoff, J. and Gamlin, L., , Healing Arts Press,1999. Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

Plaut T. and Jones, T., , Pedipress Inc., 1999.  Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma Treatment,” “What Is An Asthma Action Plan?”

CDC: “Lung Disease including Asthma and Adult Vaccination.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview: Prevention," “Peak Flow Meters.”

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. , 2002. Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

National Institutes of Health publication number 02-5074, June, 2003.

Brostoff, J. and Gamlin, L., , Healing Arts Press,1999. Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

Plaut T. and Jones, T., , Pedipress Inc., 1999.  Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma Treatment,” “What Is An Asthma Action Plan?”

CDC: “Lung Disease including Asthma and Adult Vaccination.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

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