It can be hard to work with severe asthma. Depending on how well-controlled your asthma is, you may need a lot of time off work. Employers or colleagues may not understand that asthma can be severe enough to require time off.
You may feel anxious about using your inhaler in front of colleagues, or worry that you’ll have an asthma attack at work.
For some people, exposure to triggers in their workplace, like synthetic fragrances or tobacco smoke on clothing, can make their asthma symptoms worse.