Understand your disease. Become an expert by reading about it often.
Find a support group. Especially if your child has asthma.
Other parents often have tricks to share and tips. Share what you feel
Understand every medication you take, why you take it, how, and when.
Get vaccinated for preventable diseases that can worsen asthma
Have a nebulizer machine at home and learn how to use it.
Learn how to tell if a child is in respiratory distress, & what to do.
Take your medications as prescribed even if you feel well
follow up with your doctor as recommended and call if having trouble
Develop an asthma action plan with your doctor.
Get tested for allergies, and have immunotherapy if recommended.
Watch for worsening symptoms with viral infections, colds, and flu
Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Chose activities mindfully
Avoid going out on bad air quality days. Make a habit of keeping track