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  1. 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.

  2. Asthma and Lung Function Tests

    Monitoring your asthma with lung function tests is important because you may not always be able to tell -- just from your symptoms -- whether your asthma is under control.

  3. Emergency Asthma Treatment

    Knowing the symptoms of an asthma attack, how to monitor your asthma, and when to seek asthma emergency treatment could save your life.

  4. Allergy Shots for Asthma

    If you suffer with allergies and asthma, allergy shots may help decrease your sensitivity to allergy triggers.

  5. Food Allergies and Asthma

    Knowing if you're allergic to a certain food may help prevent serious problems with asthma and anaphylaxis.

  6. Asthma Treatments for Children

    Find out more about asthma treatments used in children, including nebulizers, inhalers, and more.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Butterbur Extract - Topic Overview

    What is butterbur? Butterbur extract,from the root of the butterbur shrub,was originally used in Europe in the Middle Ages to treat plague and fevers. Although we don't completely understand the benefits of butterbur,people frequently use it to treat coughs,asthma,headaches,and stomach ulcers. The scientific name for butterbur is Petasites hybridus. What is butterbur used for? People ...

  10. 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 ...

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