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What can I do if I have asthma?

If you have asthma, you should know what you can do to control your asthma and what to do if you have an asthma episode.

  • Work with your doctor to identify your asthma triggers.
  • Ask your doctor to write your Asthma Action Plan.
  • Remove or reduce your exposure to your known asthma triggers.
  • Take daily medicines as written on your Asthma Action Plan.
  • Know your asthma warning signs to catch an episode before it gets worse.  Follow your Asthma Action Plan.
  • If your asthma seems to be getting worse, see your doctor.  You may need to adjust your Asthma Action Plan.

Learn more about managing asthma triggers, or visit EPA's asthma website.

Download a copy of an asthma action plan (PDF)