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A 40-year-old member asked:

I need help controling my asthma.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
This is a serious : Issue that can't be treated over the internet. Please see your physician promptly for breathing difficulties.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Develop a plan: Successful asthma control can be achieved when you find a doc you can work with, learn the treatments & monitoring devices & develop a plan. This plan would include a way to tell if your control is getting better or worse (peak flow meter,symptom chart).It would include a plan for daily meds and when to use episodic rescue meds.an understanding of when to call or go in.

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