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 ..
Breathing Problems: Using a Dry Powder Inhaler
People who have asthma or other lung diseases that make it hard to breathe may use an inhaler to get the medicine they need into their lungs.
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
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 ...
Asthma Nebulizers (Breathing Machine)
How to use a home nebulizer to treat asthma is discussed.
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.
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.
Asthma in Children: Symptoms and Risk Factors
Recognizing and treating asthma in children from WebMD.
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."