Colds and ‘flu viruses along with throat and nose infections can bring on asthma episodes.
The first signs are usually a blocked or runny nose or a sore throat.
Everyone with asthma should consider asking their doctor for the ‘flu vaccine. Vaccinations are free of charge for people with asthma, and should be done once a year to stay protected from any new strains.
As soon as the first snuffle or blocked nose appears, follow your Self Management Plan as you may need to increase the dose of your medicine/inhalers.
Record your peak flow and or your symptoms to check your progress.
See your doctor if your asthma gets worse.