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  Article ID: 27

  How do I manage my asthma diary

  Mary-Jay Health and Education

  It is about taking note in a structured system

   Write down your peak flow readings in the asthma diary.

   If you have an attack, write down what caused it (if you know), the symptoms, and what medicine you took.

  See your doctor to review your plans

  Keep your regular follow-up appointments. During checkups, your doctor will ask if your symptoms and peak flow have held steady, improved, or gotten worse and if you have asthma attacks during exercise or at night. Your doctor may want to see how you use your peak flow meter. This information can help your doctor know if your asthma category has changed or if you need to change medicines or doses.

  When you go to your doctor:

   Take your daily treatment plan, your asthma action plan, and your asthma diary. Get answers to any questions you may have about your asthma plans or your symptoms. Let your doctor know if treatment is not controlling your asthma symptoms.

   Take your peak flow meter and medicines so your doctor can review your treatment and the way you use the meter and medicines.

   Make sure you know how and when to call your doctor or go to the hospital.

   Tell your doctor if you are having trouble following your action plan.

  Credit to :

  American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

 

 

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