What to do after an attack
After having an asthma attack, there are three things you should do:
Book an appointment with your doctor or asthma nurse to be seen within 48 hours of being discharged from the hospital
Make sure you have been shown how to manage your asthma properly and use your inhalers by an asthma nurse or doctor, and make a written ‘action plan’ for future attacks and daily management of your symptoms
Book a catch-up session with a specialist from the hospital to be seen in 1 month to review your treatment plan and asthma symptoms.
If you still need to use your reliever inhaler regularly after an asthma attack, the dosage of your treatment may need to be adjusted by a doctor. You should not have to use your reliever inhaler more than 3 times per week.