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What should I do after an asthma attack?

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After an asthma attack, you'll probably feel tired and worn out. For the next few days, you're more likely to have another flare, too. Pay attention to warning signs.

  • Follow your asthma action plan closely. Make sure you take your medications.
  • Use your peak flow meter.
  • Avoid your triggers.

SOURCES: UptoDate Patient Information: "Trigger avoidance in asthma" and "Pathogenesis and management of status asthmaticus in adults." American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: asthma triggers and management" and "Allergic Conditions: Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)." Merck Manual Home Edition: "Asthma."


Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 23, 2019

SOURCES: UptoDate Patient Information: "Trigger avoidance in asthma" and "Pathogenesis and management of status asthmaticus in adults." American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: asthma triggers and management" and "Allergic Conditions: Exercise-Induced Asthma (EIA)." Merck Manual Home Edition: "Asthma."


Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 23, 2019

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