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    1. Asthma in Children: Helping a Child Use a Metered-Dose Inhaler and Mask Spacer

      Key pointsThe medications used for asthma are often delivered through a metered - dose inhaler (MDI). Using an MDI with a mask spacer:Helps a young child get an accurate dose of medication.Delivers most of a measured dose of medication directly to your child's lungs.Can help keep your child's asthma symptoms under control and may help prevent long - term damage to his or her lungs.May prevent or .

    2. Asthma and Lung Function Tests

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

    3. Asthma and Flu

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

    4. Hypoxia and Hypoxemia

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

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. Quick Answers to Your Asthma Questions

      Looking for some quick answers to your asthma questions? WebMD has it covered.

    8. Occupational Asthma

      The workplace can be hazardous for people with allergies. Learn more from WebMD about occupational asthma.

    9. Nocturnal Asthma (Nighttime Asthma)

      Nighttime, or nocturnal, asthma can be severe. WebMD explains possible causes and treatments.

    10. Unusual Asthma Symptoms

      Learn more from WebMD about unusual asthma symptoms that may point to other health conditions.

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