Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Asthma Diary
An asthma diary helps you keep track of how well you are managing yourasthma.
If you have symptoms or anasthma attack, record the trigger (if possible), the symptoms, and what kind of medicine you used for relief and how well it worked. Also note if you had to contact your doctor or seek emergency care. This can help you know your triggers and help your doctor monitor your treatment.
If your doctor recommends it, measure your peak expiratory flow (PEF)often, every morning and evening if possible, and record it in your diary. It may be helpful to record your PEF using the same green, yellow, and red zone system used in yourasthma action plan.
Here is an example of how to use an asthma diary if you are keeping track of peak flow.
Week of October 12
My personal best peak flow is 400 liters per second. My:
My current long-term (controller) medicine is fluticasone.
Quick-relief medicine and response
Red zone visit to doctor/hospital?
Click here for ablank asthma diary template(What is a PDF document?).
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRohit K. Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
Current as ofDecember 6, 2017
Current as of:
December 6, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rohit K. Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2018 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups and pregnancy.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.