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?
Make sure you're taking your asthma medicine correctly. What's the difference between a control inhaler and a rescue inhaler? Do you need both?
Using a Metered Dose Inhaler With Spacer Chamber
WebMD explains how to use a metered dose inhaler with a spacer chamber and mask for asthma symptoms.
Preventing Asthma Symptoms
Avoid asthma attacks or worsening of asthma symptoms with these tips from WebMD.
How to Use an MDI Asthma Inhaler
Steps for using an MDI asthma inhaler without a spacer.
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.