Medical History for Asthma - Topic Overview
Asthma usually is diagnosed based on the history of symptoms,a physical exam,lung function tests,and laboratory tests. The medical history is especially important if you or your child does not have symptoms at the time of the visit. Your doctor will probably ask whether you or your child: Has sudden severe episodes or recurrent episodes of coughing,wheezing,or shortness of breath,and how ...
Long-Acting Beta2-Agonists for Long-Term Control of Asthma
Drug details for Long-acting beta2-agonists for long-term control of asthma.
Assessing Your Asthma Knowledge - Topic Overview
Understanding asthma can help you control your symptoms and reduce your risk of asthma attacks. The following statements summarize what you should know about asthma. If you do not know,or are not sure,about any of them,talk to your doctor. The more you understand about asthma,the better you will be able to follow your management plan and lead a full life. Statement Yes,I do No,I don't ...
Theophylline for Long-Term Control of Asthma
Drug details for Theophylline for long-term control of asthma.
Infections and Asthma
WebMD explores the link between asthma and infections, such as pneumonia, flu, cold, and sinus infections.
Managing Your Child's Asthma at School
Learn how to manage your child's asthma while he or she is at school.
What Are the Symptoms of Asthma?
Learn about the symptoms of asthma, including early signs of an asthma attack and what to do if you have one.
Food Allergies and Asthma
Knowing if you're allergic to a certain food may help prevent serious problems with asthma and anaphylaxis.
Asthma Treatments for Children
Find out more about asthma treatments used in children, including nebulizers, inhalers, and more.
Asthma in Children at School
In order to help control asthma in children at school, parents need to work closely with the school’s staff and their child. Find out how.