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  1. Asthma and Sulfite Allergies

    An explanation of the risks of sulfite allergies for people with asthma -- and some tips for how to prevent dangerous allergic reactions.

  2. Developing an Asthma Action Plan

    An asthma action plan is important for people with asthma. Find out why and how you can make your own.

  3. Should I take allergy shots (immunotherapy) for allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma?

    This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionThere is no cure for allergic rhinitis or allergic asthma. Allergy shots may provide long - term relief of symptoms. Consider the following when making your decision:Allergy shots will probably help you. They are effect

  4. Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy) for Asthma

    Allergy shots (immunotherapy) are a treatment in which small doses of substances to which you are allergic (allergens) are injected under your skin. Over time, your body may become less responsive to the allergens, which means you may have fewer symptoms.Allergy shots are given after careful skin testing for an allergy. During initial treatment, allergy shots are given once or twice a week.At ...

  5. Asthma Nebulizers (Breathing Machine)

    How to use a home nebulizer to treat asthma is discussed.

  6. Asthma in Children: Symptoms and Risk Factors

    Recognizing and treating asthma in children from WebMD.

  7. Developing an Asthma Action Plan

    Developing an Asthma Action Plan for yourself and/or loved ones is an effective way to manage asthma symptoms and prevent asthma emergencies.

  8. Asthma in Children: Asthma Treatments

    Based on your child's history and the severity of asthma, his or her doctor will develop a care plan, called an "asthma action plan."

  9. 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. Yet it’s easy to forget the important things when you’re in the doctor’s office. Here’s a list of key questions to ask about asthma in children. Print it and bring it to your child’s next doctor’s appointment.

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