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  1. How to Use an MDI Asthma Inhaler With a Spacer

    Steps for using an MDI asthma inhaler with a spacer.

  2. How to Use an MDI Inhaler Without a Spacer

    Steps for using an MDI asthma inhaler without a spacer.

  3. Asthma Medications

    Learn more from WebMD about asthma and the medications used to treat it.

  4. Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? This topic provides information about asthma in children. If you are looking for information about asthma in teens and adults, see the topic Asthma in Teens and Adults.What is asthma?Asthma makes it difficult for your child to breathe. This can happen only every now and then, or in more severe cases, every day. Asthma may also last throughout your child's life (a chronic ...

  5. Asthma and Wheezing - Topic Overview

    Wheezing is a whistling noise that occurs when the bronchial tubes,which carry air to the lungs,narrow because of inflammation or mucus buildup. Wheezing is often present in asthma. During an asthma attack,the bronchial tubes become smaller. At first,the person may wheeze when breathing out. As the attack becomes worse,the person may also wheeze when breathing in. During a severe ...

  6. Asthma Action Plan

    An asthma action plan is a written plan that helps you manage sudden increases in your or your child's asthma symptoms (asthma attacks). It tells you what medication you need to use, based on the severity of the attack, and when you should call a health professional or seek emergency treatment. Your action plan is based on zones of asthma severity defined by symptoms and your personal best peak ..

  7. Asthma in Teens and Adults - Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you?This topic provides information about asthma in teens and adults. If you are looking for information about asthma in children age 12 and younger, see the topic Asthma in Children. What is asthma?Asthma makes it difficult for you to breathe. This can happen only every now and then, or in more severe cases, every day. Asthma may also last throughout your life (a chronic ...

  8. Asthma and Lung Function Tests

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

  9. Asthma and Flu

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

  10. 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.

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