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  1. Asthma in Children - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? This topic provides information about asthma in children. If you are looking for information about asthma in teens and adults, see the topic Asthma in Teens and Adults.What is asthma?Asthma makes it difficult for your child to breathe. This can happen only every now and then, or in more severe cases, every day. Asthma may also last throughout your child's life (a chronic ...

  2. Asthma in Teens and Adults - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about asthma:What is asthma?What causes asthma?Can I prevent asthma or asthma episodes?What are the symptoms of asthma?What happens in asthma?What increases my risk of asthma?How is the severity of asthma classified?What is occupational asthma?What is exercise - induced asthma?Who is affected?Being diagnosed:Who can diagnose asthma?How is asthma diagnosed?How is asthma monitored?Getting .

  3. Asthma in Teens and Adults - Other Treatment

    Allergy shots (immunotherapy) are used for people who have asthma symptoms when they are around substances to which they are allergic (allergens). Allergy shots have been shown to reduce asthma symptoms and the need for medications in some people.17 For more information, see:Should I take allergy shots (immunotherapy) for allergic asthma?Allergy shots are similar to vaccinations because they ...

  4. Asthma: How to Overcome Treatment Obstacles - Topic Overview

    Asthma is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that may last throughout your life-you must treat it long term. But following a management plan can be difficult over a long period of time. Here are some reasons you may not follow your management plan. Possible solutions are listed too. Asthma management plan problems Reasons you might not follow plan Possible solutions You may not fully understand ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Asthma and Lung Function Tests

    WebMD explains lung function tests used to diagnose and monitor asthma.

  7. Asthma and Flu

    If you have asthma, getting the flu can be particularly dangerous. WebMD explains how the flu can affect asthma.

  8. Bronchial Thermoplasty for Asthma

    Bronchial thermoplasty is a treatment for severe asthma that uses gentle heat to shrink the smooth muscles in your lungs. It opens your airways and makes it easier to breathe.

  9. Hypoxia and Hypoxemia

    When your body doesn't have enough oxygen, you could get hypoxemia or hypoxia. These are dangerous conditions.

  10. Is There A Natural Cure for Asthma?

    Is there a natural cure for asthma? Learn more from WebMD about what can and can't help you manage your disease.

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