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Monitor your asthma
Using your inhaler properly
Avoid triggers where possible
Use an asthma action plan
Before you leave hospital we will make a care plan with you, with details of how to look after yourself at home and any treatment to take.
It is important that your GP knows that you have been in hospital. We will send them a summary of your hospital visit. You should book an appointment with your GP straightaway. You should also see your GP or practice nurse if your symptoms get worse or you are using your inhalers more frequently.
The following are signs that your asthma might be worsening or not under control
Please contact your GP, or your asthma nurse if you experience any of the above.
An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms caused by the tightening of muscles around your airways (bronchospasm). You will feel very breathless and may find it difficult to talk.
This leaflet is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this article is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: May 2018
Review Date: November 2021