Key to the Best Asthma Control
[A] Asthma/Wheeze Action Plan - make sure you get one from your doctor. Follow it, keep it where you can see it everyday, and give a copy to school
[S] Symptoms - know your symptoms. Know how to recognise when your asthma is not feeling under control. Keep a diary. Follow your Asthma Action Plan and see your doctor.
[T] Triggers - know your triggers. Know what things make your asthma worse and how to avoid them.
[H] Help - Call for help early if you are having difficulty breathing. Call 999 if having an asthma attack that is worsening. Asthma can be life-threatening!
[M] Medication - know you medication, take it exactly how you've been advised by your doctor. "Preventers" must be taken everyday to work. Make sure your inhaler technique is perfect and always use a spacer!
[A] Appointments - keep your appointments with your doctor or asthma nurse; please don't miss them. Ask for an updated Personalised Asthma/Wheeze Action Plan. Bring your inhalers, spacers and medications to all appointments, and have your inhaler technique checked.