Do you want to gain better control over your asthma? Put it in writing! By following the examples below, you can use a journal to track day-to-day changes in your asthma. The information helps you and your healthcare provider take better care of your asthma. This may be something you can do with he. If your parent or guardian help from an adult.
Make copies of this page before you write on it so you can use it again!
Check the boxes below to show when you had symptoms.
Some kids use peak flow meters to measure how well their lungs are working. Write down your peak-flow numbers for the green, yellow, and red zones:
Green means doing well
Yellow means getting worse
Red means severe symptoms, caution
Then, using the chart, write each peak-flow reading on the matching zone line. Your healthcare provider can help you understand your numbers and tell you what to do about yellow and red readings.
Green: Your peak flow is more than _________
Yellow: Your peak flow is between _________ and ______________
Red: Alert! Your peak flow is less than _______________
Contributor: Contributor: Venessa Ferragamo Gutierrez, MD
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