Frequent Questions

What can I do if I have asthma?

If you have asthma, you should know what you can do to control your asthma and what to do if you have an asthma episode.

  • Work with your doctor to identify your asthma triggers.
  • Ask your doctor to write your Asthma Action Plan.
  • Remove or reduce your exposure to your known asthma triggers.
  • Take daily medicines as written on your Asthma Action Plan.
  • Know your asthma warning signs to catch an episode before it gets worse.  Follow your Asthma Action Plan.
  • If your asthma seems to be getting worse, see your doctor.  You may need to adjust your Asthma Action Plan.

To learn more about managing your asthma, visit www.epa.gov/asthma/about.html

To download a copy of an Asthma Action Plan, visit www.epa.gov/asthma/pdfs/asthma_action_plan.pdf

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