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Know How: Got asthma? Don’t let it spoil your day

By admin on August 19th, 2008 0 comments yet. Be the First

Most couples feel a touch breathless on their wedding day but for asthmatics, it could be more than a case of nerves. Fortunately, if you’re one of the 5.2million Asthma sufferers in the UK, we’ve got tips from Edwina Wooler, Clinical Lead at Asthma UK on how to keep your cool and avoid an asthma attack on the big day.

* If you know that things like perfume or certain foods trigger your asthma make sure you have warned guests and caterers beforehand.

* If pollen is one of your triggers you could always come up with creative alternatives to floral displays such as fairy lights or fabric flowers, which can look just as stunning and won’t cause streaming eyes and noses!

* If you are planning to go away on honeymoon after your wedding, make sure you have enough medication to last while you’re away.

* Make sure your friends and family know what to do if you have an attack.

* Have an asthma review well in advance of the day itself and make sure you get a written personal asthma action plan from your asthma nurse to help you manage your asthma on a day to day basis.

* Keep an eye on your symptoms in case they worsen.

* If you are taking a preventer inhaler make sure that you remember to keep taking it regularly.

The Asthma Uk Adviceline can be contacted on 08457 01 02 03 and their website is here.

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