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Care after an asthma attack

If you have had an asthma attack, the following measures should be taken:

  • Your doctor should check with you your breathing technique when inhaling the prescribed medication. In addition, you should receive a peak-flow-meter at home for asthma control at home and use it regularly to monitor your asthma.
  • Possible causes of the attack should be identified and avoided.
  • Your doctor should work with you to develop an emergency treatment plan.
  • Oral (systemic) cortisone therapy with prednisolone should be continued for at least 5 days, parallel to the continuation of the additional intake of budesonide/formoterol spray puffs (up to 6 times per day or 72 µg formoterol).
  • If there is no improvement/normalization within a few days, the therapy level must be reconsidered (see step therapy).
  • Treatment according to the phased plan should be continued. Possibly. the further treatment takes place after a higher therapy stage. ⇒ STEP UP
Prof. a.D. Dr. Andreas Sönnichsen

Andreas Sönnichsen

Head of the Department of General Medicine and Family Medicine, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna

Prof. a.D. Dr.

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