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When can you leave the hospital after a severe asthma attack?

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When the doctors at the hospital decide that you’re well enough to go home, they’ll make sure that you have:

  • Medicines to keep your asthma under control
  • An asthma action plan that lets you know how to prevent asthma attacks and manage your condition. You should already have one of these, but if you don’t, you will when you leave the hospital.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Asthma Action Plan.”

UpToDate: “Management of Acute Exacerbations of Asthma in Adults.”

FDA: “Tertabuline Information.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 20, 2017

SOURCES:

CDC: “Asthma Action Plan.”

UpToDate: “Management of Acute Exacerbations of Asthma in Adults.”

FDA: “Tertabuline Information.”

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 20, 2017

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