Asthma

Murray House Clinic doctors are confident in treating asthma. For good asthma management, it is important that you:

See your doctor for regular check-ups and work together to manage your asthma.
Understand what triggers your asthma – this can be different for everyone.
Try to avoid or reduce your exposure to these triggers.
Use your medications as instructed by your doctor, even when you feel well.
Make sure you are using your inhaler (puffer) correctly.
Follow your written Asthma Action Plan.

Ask your doctor for a personal written Asthma Action Plan. As well as being a reminder of your usual treatment, an action plan helps you to recognize worsening asthma and tells you what to do in response. If your child has asthma, give copies of the action plan to the school and to anyone else who regularly looks after your child.