Asthma treatment can vary from inhalers to oral medications to drugs delivered in a nebulizer or breathing machine. Get a better understanding of how asthma medications work and learn about natural asthma remedies as well as ways to monitor your breathing at home.
Early and aggressive asthma treatment is key to relieving symptoms and preventing asthma attacks. Find out the many ways asthma is treated.
Asthma medication can work quickly to stop coughing and wheezing. Learn more about asthma medications and the various methods for taking them.
Wonder if you’re using your asthma inhaler the right way? Do you puff and breathe … or breathe and puff? Learn how to get the most relief from your asthma inhaler.
What's the difference between a control inhaler and a rescue inhaler? Do you need both? Make sure you’re using your inhalers correctly.
The key treatments for asthma are steroids and other anti-inflammatory drugs. These asthma drugs both help to control asthma and prevent asthma attacks.
A bronchodilator is used by almost all people with asthma as a way to open the airway passages. Learn more about the types of bronchodilators and how they work.
An asthma nebulizer (breathing machine) can deliver medication to the youngest and oldest asthma patients.
Sometimes stronger asthma medications, such as pills, are needed. Learn more about prednisone, how it works to treat asthma, and possible side effects.
Bronchial thermoplasty is a treatment for severe asthma. The procedure uses gentle heat to shrink the smooth muscles in your lungs -- the ones that tighten during asthma attacks and make it hard to breathe.
A peak flow meter can warn you of an impending asthma attack so you can pretreat before you have serious problems.
If you have asthma symptoms, an air filter or room air cleaner may help you to breathe better.
There's no such thing as a cure, but some natural therapies might help manage asthma symptoms. But be sure to check with your doctor before trying one.