School is right around the corner so we want to make sure your kids with asthma will be safe.
If your child suffers from asthma, it is likely that you already have an Asthma Action Plan for them. If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry! We will show you what an Asthma Action Plan is, what it includes and how to manage it.
What is an Asthma Action Plan?
An asthma action plan is an individualized worksheet that helps you know whether your asthma is controlled and what medications to take. It also can help you know if you should call your doctor or go to the emergency room.
If you use the Asthma Action Plan worksheet properly, it can reduce visits to the doctor.
What does the Asthma Action Plan include?
The asthma action plan includes helpful tools such as:
- A daily log of asthma triggers and symptoms
- Identifying severity of asthma, normally by using 3 colors- green, yellow, and red (as go, caution, and danger)
- What medication you should be taking and when and how often you should be taking it
An example of an asthma action plan looks like this:
Can I Manage Asthma Another Way?
The Asthma Action plan can be a great way to manage your child’s asthma on a daily basis, but it isn’t the only way.
Some other ways that you can manage asthma are avoiding your triggers, keeping your home clean and cool, and having an inhaler with you at all times (to learn how to properly use your inhaler, check out one of our providers, Erica Gomez’s video, ‘How To Use an Inhaler’).
AllergySA wants nothing more than to help you and your child’s quality of life. If you need assistance in creating the perfect asthma action plan, one of our board-certified providers can help you.
Call 210-616-0882 to schedule your appointment today