Smart Tools for Controlling Asthma

Get an Asthma Action Plan

Whether your asthma is mild or severe, it's always important to have an Asthma Action Plan. An Asthma Action Plan describes how to manage your asthma in certain situations. It includes information about your asthma medications, including:

  • What medicine it contains
  • How much to take
  • When you should take your medicine

The Asthma Action Plan also includes information about what to do if you have a serious asthma attack or need emergency treatment.

Be sure to personalize the plan with the help of your healthcare provider.

Start a Discussion About Asthma

It is very important to discuss an asthma treatment plan with your family doctor on a regular basis. The more he or she knows about your health and asthma symptoms or your child's health and asthma symptoms, the more they can help develop a treatment plan.

Download the doctor discussion guide.

Get an Asthma Symptom Diary

Use this asthma diary as a weekly record of asthma symptoms and the amounts of medicine taken. Download this diary and make sure to bring it with you to each doctor's visit to evaluate how well your Asthma Action Plan is working.

Get Your Asthma on Track

Download and use this asthma symptoms checklist to make the most out of the next visit with your doctor. It will help you keep track of what has taken place since your last visit to the doctor.

Control Your Asthma

Are you controlling your asthma or just treating symptoms? Learn the difference.

Treat Asthma Inflammation

Get more information about asthma control and treating asthma inflammation.