If a patient with a serious allergy also has asthma this must be considered a significant risk factor. It is vital to assess their asthma control regularly and take appropriate action to achieve and maintain control of their asthma. This could include adjustment of medication dose, the addition of medication, or a change in inhaler device.
An asthma action plan should be agreed between the patient and their doctor. There is evidence that these improve asthma control, reduce exacerbations and reduce hospital admissions.