Asthma is a troubling condition especially if it affects your young ones. When the attack is at its peak, it can be a distressing time for all involved. The good news is that the ailment is one that you can easily manage. You can live with the condition without it interfering with your daily activities or your productivity.

What is important to note is that you can expect a flare up once or twice but giving all effort to manage the condition will help the attacks be brief and less distressing. Here are just a few tips you can follow:

An effective plan involves the input of your doctor

Your doctor should play a big role in managing your asthma attacks. He or she will help you to come up with an effective plan. You should therefore ensure that you plan well with your doctor’s help. He or she will provide you with the knowledge that helps you understand how asthma works, what triggers it and how well to control it. Your doctor will also provide you with the right combination of medication depending on the type of asthma that you have.

Know what triggers your attack

Asthma triggers vary and what particularly triggers it in you is something that you should know. You will therefore have a more successful asthma treatment as you can easily control your triggers. You may not always have a control over the environment where you may be at a certain time. However, knowing what triggers your condition will help you be ready for an attack. Where possible, you can control the environment that you are in especially your home and workstation. Knowing your triggers is also helpful as

Take prescribed medicine as you should

Use the prescribed medication as directed by your doctor. While home remedies and herbal infusions may help with some aspects of asthma, it may not always serve as a solution. To this end, you should keep at hand medication that your doctor gives you. This way you can be sure that in the event of any attack, you have the medication close by. Know what each medicine helps with. This way you are familiar with how it works and how you can use it in different situations. Medication is useful not just for when you suffer an attack but also where you have constant exposures to the triggers.

Be involved in controlling the condition

While sometimes you may feel it is out of your control, making effort to take charge of your condition makes it easier to manage. Avoid where possible situations that trigger your asthma. Even if love the outdoors, avoid spending too much time exposed to the triggers such as pollen and dust. Ensure the environment that you are in for the most part especially your bedroom and living areas are hygienic and free of active triggers such as dust mites. Ensure you refill your prescriptions when you should such that you never run out of them.


Terry Morgan  a practicing nurse in California, She advocates for patients to follow through with their asthma treatment so as not to compromise their health in any way. She enjoys writing during her free time. She has written a number of articles on how to keep family health in all seasons. Visit her blog today for more information.