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How is asthma treated?

So that everyone is clear on how to treat your asthma (and this is you, your parents, caregivers, teachers), it is really important that you have an Asthma Management Plan. If you don’t have an Asthma Management Plan, see your doctor or the asthma nurse to get one (see an Asthma Management Plan here).

There are two parts to your Asthma Management Plan:


  1. The first part tells you how to control your asthma long term, which medicine to take and helps you track your symptoms so you know how well the medicine is working.

  2. The second part tells you how to treat asthma attacks when they occur. It tells you what to do when you have an asthma attack. It helps you identify triggers that can cause your attacks.

Asthma attacks can be life-threatening, but you may be able to prevent them if you follow a plan. Your doctor can teach you the skills you need to use your asthma action plan.