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  1. Butterbur Extract - Topic Overview

    What is butterbur? Butterbur extract,from the root of the butterbur shrub,was originally used in Europe in the Middle Ages to treat plague and fevers. Although we don't completely understand the benefits of butterbur,people frequently use it to treat coughs,asthma,headaches,and stomach ulcers. The scientific name for butterbur is Petasites hybridus. What is butterbur used for? People ...

  2. Food Allergies and Asthma

    Learn more about the link between food allergies and asthma.

  3. Treating Asthma in Children

    Learn which drugs treat asthma in children, and the top goals of asthma therapy for your child.

  4. Asthma in Children: 12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    Your child’s doctor is a vital resource for all your questions about asthma in children. Here’s a list of key questions to ask at your next appointment.

  5. Asthma Organizations

    Browse these asthma organization’s web sites to further broaden your understanding of asthma and seek the most effective ways to breathe easier and be active.

  6. Asthma: Controlling Cockroaches - Topic Overview

    Exposure to cockroaches may increase asthma symptoms. Cockroaches leave behind particles from their feces, eggs, and shells that can cause an allergic reaction. Cockroaches are a problem in many homes, especially in the southern part of the United States. Here are some steps you can take to remove cockroaches from your home:Clean often. Pay special attention to carpets, upholstery, and bedding.Don't leave food lying around the house, especially at night.Keep all food in tightly sealed containers.Don't leave pet food and water out overnight.Clean up food spills right away.Keep your house dry. Increase ventilation to get rid of moisture.Don't leave garbage in open containers.Throw away or recycle mail, newspapers, and boxes. Cockroaches can hide in these items.Seal openings that cockroaches can use to enter your house. Pay special attention to windows, cracks in the wall, and gaps in the floor.Use sticky traps that catch cockroaches and can be thrown away.If you use cockroach bait or

  7. Asthma Attack - Topic Overview

    An asthma attack (also called an acute asthma episode,flare-up,or exacerbation) is a sudden increase in the symptoms of asthma,including: Rapid,shallow,and difficult breathing. Feeling that you cannot take a deep breath (chest tightness). Children with chest tightness may complain of a stomachache. Whistling noises when breathing (wheezing). Coughing. The symptoms may be mild,moderate,...

  8. Asthma: Measuring Peak Flow

    As someone with asthma, you know how important it is to monitor your condition. You need to know how well your lungs are "working"-is their ability to move air in and out staying the same, or is it getting better or worse? When you monitor your asthma, you can control it. When you control your asthma, you also control your life-you do what you want to do, and your asthma does not limit you. ...

  9. Asthma: Educating Yourself and Your Child - Topic Overview

    Educating yourself and your family about asthma is essential for you and your child to have control of the disease. If you understand asthma,you will have an easier time following the different aspects of treatment,such as avoiding substances that cause symptoms (triggers) and knowing what to do during an asthma attack. Educate yourself or your child about: Asthma. Learn all that you can ...

  10. Anticholinergics for Asthma

    Drug details for Anticholinergics for asthma.

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