Asthma is a common condition that affects the airways. The typical symptoms are wheeze, cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Treatment usually works well to ease and prevent symptoms. Treatment is usually with inhalers. A typical person with asthma may take a preventer inhaler every day (to prevent symptoms developing), and use a reliever inhaler as and when required (if symptoms flare up).
HOW TO USE AN INHALER.
If you would like to see a video on how to use an inhaler, please click on this link.
This leaflet outlines how you can monitor you asthma with a peak flow meter
Click Here – Asthma – Peak Flow Meter
We recommend this app. My Asthma Log as an Android App to give children, young people and parents another user friendly format of this individualised asthma management tool.