Every person diagnosed with asthma should have an asthma action plan.
Careful diagnosis of adult onset asthma is important, because the symptoms can be confused with other conditions.
Many people with asthma find their symptoms can worsen when they are exposed to certain allergens like house dust mite, animal dander, pollen and mould.
Watch this overview about thunderstorm asthma to be prepared this pollen season
Asthma attacks need urgent emergency first aid. In an emergency, always call triple zero (000).
Asthma cannot be cured, but with good management people with asthma can lead normal, active lives.
Learn about thunderstorm asthma and the 4 steps of asthma first aid.
Doctors do not have a single test to diagnose asthma so your doctor must understand your symptoms and eliminate other possible causes of your symptoms
Find out when thunderstorm asthma events take place, risks, symptoms and how to protect yourself and others. What people with hay fever and asthma should know.
Learn about how a person with hay fever may be affected during a thunderstorm asthma event.
Asthma triggers are substances, conditions or activities that lead to symptoms of asthma.
The respiratory system takes up oxygen from the air we breathe and expels the unwanted carbon dioxide.
Professor McDonald explains thunderstorm asthma
Watch Mohamed's story and hear how his hay fever turned to asthma after a thunderstorm asthma event.
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Thunderstorm asthma overview
Pregnant women with asthma need to continue to take their asthma medication as it is important to the health of both mother and baby that the mother's asthma is under control.
If your child has asthma, the childcare centre or school should have relevant action plans and staff trained to deal with asthma emergencies.
Asthma affects about one in 10 teenagers in Australia.
Parents and children talk about some of the factors that can cause a child's asthma to flare up.
Understanding asthma triggers for your child can help to reduce the risk of an asthma attack
Exposure to second-hand smoke increases the risk of children developing asthma and provokes more frequent asthma in children with asthma.
It is important to identify any foods or food chemicals that may trigger your asthma, but this must be done under strict medical supervision.
Breathing in other people's cigarette smoke can be harmful to a person with asthma, especially a child.
Before taking your trip, visit your doctor to make sure your asthma is under control well before you leave.
Some industries are more likely to affect a person with asthma because of the triggers in the environment.
There are many ways in which you can transform your home into an asthma-friendly environment.
Aspergillus is a fungus that commonly grows on rotting vegetation. It can cause asthma symptoms.
It is important you discuss your asthma and preferred therapies with both your doctor and complementary therapist.
An asthma action plan can help you take control of your asthma and feel confident managing it.
Your doctor will prescribe the correct medications that can either help to relieve or prevent the symptoms of asthma.
Cortisol helps to maintain blood pressure, immune function and the body's anti-inflammatory processes.
Thunderstorm asthma is triggered when there is high amounts of grass pollen in the air. It can result in people wheezing, feeling short of breath, and tight in the chest with coughing.
Watch the video where medical experts, Dr Michael Sutherland and Professor Frank Thien, explain who is at risk of thunderstorm asthma.
For unexpected after-hours medical issues, there are telephone helplines, pharmacies, after-hours medical clinics or doctors who can visit you at home.
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that requires urgent medical attention.
Asthma triggered by exercise can be prevented with medication and by preparing for exercise and physical activity.
Eczema can vary in severity, and symptoms may flare up or subside from day to day.
Victoria has a wide range of healthcare professionals to meet your health needs
The immune system remembers every germ it has ever overcome.
Chronic condition management includes positive lifestyle factors like a healthy diet, regular exercise, good sleep and social support.
A Consumer Medicines Information (CMI) leaflet gives you accurate information about the safety of your medication and how best to take it.
Pollen allergies cause seasonal hay fever and asthma and can be treated with antihistamines, nasal sprays or asthma medication
Get the most out of your consultation by preparing for your health or medical appointment.
To get the most out of the conversation with your doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider, it is best to be open about providing information and to speak up if you don?t understand.
Immediate telephone assistance is available for all kinds of emergencies.