Stay safe from thunderstorm asthma

Did you know we are in thunderstorm asthma season?

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If you have asthma or hay fever (or have had it in the past), now is the time to be ready, so you can manage any symptoms and stay out of hospital.

Protect yourself and those in your care by: 

  • Monitoring the epidemic thunderstorm asthma risk forecast on the VicEmergency app.
  • Staying indoors during a storm, especially the winds that come before them. 
  • Take preventative medication as directed, even when you’re symptom free.
  • Carry your reliever and know how to manage an asthma attack.  Follow your asthma action plan or use asthma first aid. 
If you develop mild asthma symptoms, call NURSE-ON-CALL (1300 60 60 24), see your local doctor or speak with a pharmacist.

Supercare pharmacies are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a free registered nursing service on site from 6 pm to 10 pm, every day.


If your condition is urgent, not improving or getting worse, call triple zero (000) or attend hospital.

 

For more information, click this link to visit the thunderstorm asthma page.

Click this link for the latest thunderstorm asthma risk forecast (health.vic.gov.au)

Take care and avoid the storm to have a safe and happy summer.

#thunderstormasthmaseason #staysafe #avoidthestorm #healthycommunities #healthytogether

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