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How often should you update your child's asthma action?

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An asthma action plan is a guide for how to handle your child’s asthma flare. Review the plan with your child's doctor at least once every 6 months. If your child is often in the yellow “caution” zone, check that they take their medicine and use the inhaler the right way. They may need a higher dose to keep the asthma under control.

If your pediatrician switches your child to a new medicine or changes the dose, note it on the plan. Give a new copy to everyone who needs it.

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Asthma Action Plan."

Children's Health Network: "Peak Flow Meter."

Nemours Foundation: "What's an Asthma Action Plan?" "What's a Peak Flow Meter?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma."

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: "Asthma Action Plan."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES: 

CDC: "Asthma Action Plan."

Children's Health Network: "Peak Flow Meter."

Nemours Foundation: "What's an Asthma Action Plan?" "What's a Peak Flow Meter?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma."

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: "Asthma Action Plan."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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