Having seen this on the BBC this morning (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-27257911) where it's pointing out that clinical care isn't all it could be for asthmatics, and that we have to be experts in our own treatment. I thought it might be a good idea to get people to pool their hints and tips on dealing with asthma. I'm sure we all have different things that work for us that we've learnt along the way for ourselves and not from medical professionals that it might be good to pass on.
My first one would be:
DON'T ever use your reliever inhaler for an attack until you have moved well out of the way of the cause of the attack. If you do you will breath in way more of the cause of the attack and do much more longer term damage. Get well away first, then use your inhaler and get in clean air rather than air laden with whatever your trigger was in the first place.
My second would be:
Make your teenagers use their deodorant/body sprays in their own rooms not the bathroom, or get rid of the aerosols altogether.
*Moderator edit: changed BBC link to clickable hyperlink only