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

      Steps for using an MDI asthma inhaler with a mask spacer.

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

      Steps for using an MDI asthma inhaler with a spacer.

    3. How to Use an MDI Inhaler Without a Spacer

      Steps for using an MDI asthma inhaler without a spacer.

    4. Allergic Asthma

      Learn about allergic asthma -- the signs, symptoms, and treatment -- to help prevent asthma attacks.

    5. Short-Acting Beta2-Agonists for Quick Relief of Asthma Symptoms

      Drug details for Short-acting beta2-agonists for quick relief of asthma symptoms.

    6. Asthma Triggers - Topic Overview

      Asthma is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that may last throughout your life-you must treat it long term. But following a management plan can be difficult over a long period of time. Here are some reasons you may not follow your management plan. Possible solutions are listed too. Asthma management plan problems Reasons you might not follow plan Possible solutions You may not fully understand ...

    7. Asthma in Children - Prevention

      While there is no certain way to prevent asthma, you can take steps to reduce your child's airway inflammation and the likelihood of asthma attacks.One study has found that feeding an infant breast milk exclusively in the first 9 months of life may reduce the child's risk of developing asthma.9 However, other studies indicate that there is no protective effect and that breast - feeding may increas

    8. Asthma in Children - Topic Overview

      Diagnosis and treatment of asthma can be a challenge if you are age 65 or older. You might have another medical condition that masks your asthma. Or you may be more likely to have side effects from asthma medicines or be at risk for reactions from the different medicines you may be taking.To treat your asthma, you and your doctor should work closely together, especially if you:Have a history of smoking or have long-term respiratory diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which can make it hard to diagnose asthma.Have one or more other health conditions that can make asthma symptoms worse and complicate treatment, including sinusitis, heartburn, or heart failure. Some conditions, such as osteoporosis, can become worse when you use asthma medicines. Your doctor may prescribe asthma medicines that avoid making other medical problems worse and that interact the least with other medicines you may be taking.Have trouble performing lung function tests, which can make

    9. Asthma in Children - Topic Overview

      Asthma is a fairly common health problem for pregnant women, including some women who have never had it before. During pregnancy, asthma not only affects you, but it can also cut back on the oxygen your fetus gets from you. However, this does not mean that having asthma will make your pregnancy more difficult or dangerous to you or your fetus. Pregnant women with asthma that is properly ...

    10. Asthma in Children - Topic Overview

      Understanding asthma can help you control your symptoms and reduce your risk of asthma attacks. The following statements summarize what you should know about asthma. If you do not know,or are not sure,about any of them,talk to your doctor. The more you understand about asthma,the better you will be able to follow your management plan and lead a full life. Statement Yes,I do No,I don't ...

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