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  1. Asthma in Teens and Adults - Symptoms

    Symptoms of asthma can be mild or severe. You may have no symptoms; severe, daily symptoms; or something in between. How often you have symptoms can also change. Symptoms of asthma may include:Wheezing, which is a whistling noise of varying loudness that occurs when the airways of the lungs (bronchial tubes) narrow.Coughing, which is the only symptom for some people. The cough usually is dry ...

  2. Asthma in Teens and Adults - Medications

    Medication does not cure asthma. However, it is an important part of managing the condition. Medications for asthma treatment are used to:Prevent and control the underlying airway inflammation, to minimize long - term lung damage.Decrease the severity, frequency, and duration of asthma attacks.Treat the attacks as they occur.Asthma medications are divided into two groups: those for prevention and

  3. When Should I Use My Inhaler?

    If you have two inhalers and aren't sure when to use them, you're not alone. Learn what each type does and when you should use it.

  4. Breathing Problems: Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler

    Diseases affecting the lungs-such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-share many of the same medications. These medications are often delivered through a metered - dose inhaler (MDI).Key pointsUsing an MDI:Delivers most of a measured dose of medication directly to your lungs.Can help keep your symptoms under control and may help prevent long - term ..

  5. Asthma: Peak Expiratory Flow and Personal Best - Topic Overview

    Peak expiratory flow (PEF) measures how fast you or your child can breathe out using the greatest effort. It is used in the monitoring and treatment of asthma to determine how well your lungs are functioning. Your peak flow drops when the tubes that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes) narrow. A decrease in the peak flow can show that the bronchial tubes have narrowed even before asthma ...

  6. How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler With an Inspirease Spacer

    WebMD provides tips for using a metered dose inhaler with an InspirEase spacer.

  7. What Is Allergic Asthma?

    Learn more about allergic asthma, what causes it, the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

  8. Treatment Options for Allergy-Triggered Asthma

    If you're one of the millions of Americans who have allergic asthma, treatments can help you live a full and active life.

  9. Exercising When You Have Allergic Asthma

    Exercise is good for you, and you can exercise safely, even with allergic asthma. A little planning is all it takes to help you breathe easier and stay in shape.

  10. Allergy Tests and Asthma

    Allergy tests can determine the exact cause of your allergy and asthma symptoms. Learn more about allergy tests.

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