Take your asthma symptoms seriously!

  • Anybody with asthma can have a severe episode or attack
    which can lead to death
  • If you are having trouble breathing, follow your written
    asthma treatment plan
  • If you do not have a written asthma treatment plan,
    contact your health care provider

Call 911 immediately if:

  • Your quick relief medicine did not help within 15-20 minutes
  • Your breathing is hard and fast
  • You have trouble walking and talking
  • Your lips and nail beds are turning blue

Your asthma is under control when:

  1. You no longer have these symptoms: cough, wheeze, chest tightness, shortness of breath
  2. You are able to do regular activities without symptoms such as attend work and school, play, exercise, sleep through the night without symptoms
  3. You use your quick relief medication no more than two times a week (except for exercise)
  4. Your asthma treatment plan is working