Section 2: Asthma
Asthma is a tricky thing to manage in college if your asthma is not controlled. Once your asthma is controlled, it is important to take your medicine. Missing doses can result in missing class and in college playing catch-up is hard to do. The first step in managing your asthma is keeping your living environment clean and trigger free. If you need special living conditions such as an air-conditioned room, contact your school's Disability Services office to file a formal request and discuss the available accommodations. If things like smoke and perfume trigger you, request to be paired with someone who doesn't smoke and who doesn't use a lot of perfume. If these are big triggers for you, you may want to consider requesting a single. Most importantly, always carry your rescue inhaler and an asthma action plan (which you can download below) on you incase of emergency.