Make sure you have a personal asthma action plan. You can get this from your GP, practice nurse or respiratory team.
You must understand what to do if you get early warning of an asthma attack or in an emergency.
You should have an annual asthma review with your GP or respiratory nurse.
Try to keep a healthy weight, get regular exercise and try to avoid known triggers if you can.
See an example of a Teenage asthma plan (NHS Scotland 2012)