People who have asthma or other lung diseases that make it hard to breathe may use an inhaler to get the medicine they need into their lungs. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about inhalers, what they are used for, how to use them, and much more.
When Should I Use My Inhaler?
What's the difference between a control inhaler and a rescue inhaler? Do you need both? WebMD explains.
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Wheezing
Learn more from WebMD about the diagnosis and treatment of wheezing, a breathing problem linked to asthma, allergies, and other respiratory ailments.
Bronchodilators for Relief of Asthma Symptoms
WebMD explains short- and long-acting bronchodilators used to control asthma symptoms.
An Overview of Asthma Drugs
WebMD explains common asthma treatments that can keep you breathing easy.
HFA Asthma Inhalers: Making the Switch
WebMD explains how HFA asthma inhalers differ from CFC inhalers and how to make the changeover easier.
Tracking Asthma Symptoms: Key to Control
Research has shown that tracking and rating your asthma symptoms are key to successfully managing asthma.
Asthma: The Rescue Inhaler -- Now a Cornerstone of Asthma Treatment
WebMD consulted the experts to learn more about rescue inhalers and the important role they play in asthma treatment.
Targeting Asthma Treatments
A lot of people think that treating asthma is simple: when you start wheezing, just take a puff from a rescue inhaler. But it's not so straightforward for most people.