- Q What is an asthma action plan?
Dr. Larry Chiaramonte, Allergy & ImmunologyThe crux of any asthma medication regimen is a color-coded "Asthma Action Plan." This is developed individually for patients and is based on what their personal best peak flow meter reading is and what medications they are currently on. A traffic light... Full Answer
- Q Why do some athletes with asthma skip treatment?
Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Allergy & ImmunologyAn asthmatic athlete will ignore his treatment because he thinks it doesn't look tough enough to have a rescue inhaler on the sidelines during practice, or worse, he won't tell the athletic director about his condition, for fear that he won't be allowed... Full Answer
- Q What are the indirect costs of untreated or undertreated asthma?
Dr. Paul Ehrlich, Allergy & ImmunologyThe indirect costs of untreated or undertreated asthma can be counted in days lost at school and work (asthma is the number-one cause of absenteeism), diminished performance, inactivity, and poorer prospects for achievement through one's entire life. Nor... Full Answer