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Ensuring that your asthma is under control ahead of asthma peak week is another good way to prepare. Seeing your allergist over the summer so that your doctor can evaluate the status of your asthma and help you make any necessary changes is a good way to help protect yourself ahead of the brutal week in September. You can also work with your provider to ensure that you have enough medications and inhalers to deal with any exacerbation that may occur during the peak week.
Getting sick, especially with respiratory infections, can drastically worsen asthma. Doing what you can to avoid getting sick is therefore particularly important in the month of September. Getting flu shots early in the season and keeping your hands clean are good ways to protect against these infections. Putting “Asthma Peak Week” on your 2020 calendar should help you remember to do what you can to prepare for the week next year.