Thunderstorm asthma ALERT!!!
People with current, past or undiagnosed asthma or hay fever are considered to be at risk. Having both asthma and hay fever or poorly controlled asthma increases the risk further. Those at increased risk should:
1. avoid exposure to any storms that may emerge, especially
the wind gusts that precede them
2. have a reliever appropriately available (as discussed with
your doctor or pharmacist) remind themselves of their
asthma action plan and have practical knowledge of the
four steps of asthma first aid.