Asthma and Allergies

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions on asthma and allergies.

What is an asthma action plan?

Once you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, it’s important to work with your doctor to create a personalized asthma action plan.

An asthma action plan, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), is a set of written instructions to tell you:

  • How to control environmental factors that make asthma worse
  • How to handle asthma attacks
  • How to take your medications
  • What to do in an emergency

The plan should also provide you with needed school authorization forms. It is a great guide to help make sure you are doing everything you can to manage your asthma.

For more information about what an asthma action plan is talk with your doctor.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; J. Douglas Aldstadt, MD, Family Physicians of Englewood; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Reitz, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Grenetta Ritenour, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine