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Asthma

Asthma Action Plan

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A written asthma action plan encourages self-management of asthma. Plans include:

  • A list of the person's triggers and how to avoid them,
  • Instructions for taking asthma medicine,
  • Information on what to do during an asthma episode,
  • Instructions on when to call a doctor, and
  • Emergency telephone numbers.

Action plans should be updated at least once a year. Talk to your doctor to find the best plan that works for you.

Below are a few examples of commonly used action plans:You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.

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