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.
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 ...
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 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."
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.
Asthma Nebulizers (Breathing Machine)
How to use a home nebulizer to treat asthma is discussed.
Asthma in Children: Symptoms and Risk Factors
Recognizing and treating asthma in children from WebMD.
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.