Asthma and Allergies

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

What should someone do once they have been diagnosed with asthma?

If you have been diagnosed with asthma, it’s important to start off by working with your physician to create an asthma action plan, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Having an asthma action plan, according to the NIH, will help guide you on how to:

  • Avoid asthma triggers
  • Respond to symptoms
  • Seek care when needed
  • Take your medications
  • Track your asthma control

Your doctor can also help you work to treat other conditions that can interfere with managing your asthma and find a way to be physically active without having asthma issues, according to the NIH.

Talk to your doctor for more information about what to do after being diagnosed with asthma.

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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