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Knowing how to treat your COPD can help you feel better and give you peace of mind. This is true for everyday care and for when your symptoms get worse.
When your symptoms suddenly get much worse, it's called a COPD exacerbation, or a flare-up. Quick treatment at home may help you manage a flare-up. Having an action plan can help you be prepared.
It's also important that your family, friends, and caregivers know what to do when your symptoms get worse. If you can't care for yourself in an emergency, others need to know how they can help you.
Name of my doctor or clinic:
Who to call in an emergency:
Green Zone: Feeling well
Yellow Zone: Flare-up
If I have these symptoms, I need this medicine (type and name):
I take this much, up to this maximum dose:
Normal dose: _______ Max dose: _______
Red Zone: Get medical care right away
Current as of:
March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Martin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineHasmeena Kathuria MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Current as of: March 9, 2022
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Hasmeena Kathuria MD - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
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