Keeping an Asthma Attack at Bay
Having asthma needs knowing, if not all, at least most of your triggers. Starting with knowing what causes you to cough, wheeze and grasp for breath. Although there is no cure for asthma, there are things that you can do in order to manage and keep it in control.
At Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care, we offer prompt and effective medical services to manage urgent cases of allergies and asthma. Our team can quickly diagnose your condition, provide immediate treatment, and offer follow-up care.
Take these precautions to help you keep your asthma in control and prevent you from having severe attacks.
- Identify your asthma triggers
Keep tabs on what triggers your asthma so you can avoid them. Take time to create an asthma diary, and make them as detailed as possible so you will know which ones to stay away from.
- Recognize the early signs of your asthma attack
Asthma attack almost always occurs with warning signs. You should know how to tell the early signs and symptoms of your attack before it gets worse. Take your medicines at the earliest signs of your symptoms to prevent it from worsening.
- Avoid any type of smoke
Smoke is one of the worst triggers for asthma. So limit exposure to any type of smoke as much as possible, especially tobacco, fire fumes, fireworks, and even candles. Also, don’t allow anyone to smoke in your home or in your car.
- Stay away from allergens
Having asthma means you need to stay away from allergens. Exposure to allergens will increase the inflammation in your airways, making an asthma attack more likely.
- Prevent developing colds
Do whatever you can to prevent having colds. Avoid contact with people who has colds and wash your hands regularly, having flu can make your asthma symptoms much worse.
- Be up to date with your vaccinations
Get vaccinations that will protect you from catching the flu virus. Flu can make your asthma attack way worse. Get a flu shot or vaccine every year.
- Be ready with your asthma action plan always
There are factors that you cannot control. So always be ready with your “asthma kit”. Always bring your medications with you, even when you feel okay. Also, keep your inhaler with you at all times. Your action plan should also include what to do in case of a worse attack.
You can visit Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care for urgent medical emergencies. We provide urgent and comprehensive care for your health problems. For more info, visit us at http://www.urgentcareclinicbrooklyn.com/ or call on 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our Pulmonary Center for asthma treatment. Call us at 1-347-384-5690 or visit our website at https://pulmonologistbrooklyn.com.