"I’m tired of waking up at night, coughing and wheezing.”
“It seems like I am always using my rescue inhaler.”
“I can’t play sports or keep up with my friends.”
Most people with asthma should be able to:
Sleep well almost every night.
Go to school and work every day.
Use a rescue medicine less than twice a week.
Exercise and play sports.
Decrease the number of E.R. visits and doctor visits.
Work with your doctor to set goals to help control your asthma.
Sit down with your doctor to develop an Asthma Action Plan and follow it.
Use your rescue medicine when in the “yellow zone” of your Asthma Action Plan.
Take a controller medicine every day as directed by your doctor.
Know your asthma triggers and stay away from them.
Know your early and late warning signs and what to do when they occur.