Health Tip: Create an Asthma Action Plan

(HealthDay News) -- An asthma action plan can help people with asthma handle an attack quickly and safely.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:

  • Creating the action plan with your doctor's assistance.
  • Including in your plan the asthma treatments taken daily, including the type of medications and when taken.
  • Including a plan for long-term asthma control.
  • Including a plan for an asthma attack.
  • Noting when it's appropriate to visit the doctor or go to the emergency room.
  • If the plan is for a child, giving the plan to anyone who cares for that child, including daycare providers and teachers.

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