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What are some basic things to know when you and your doctor are coming up with your child's asthma treatment plan?

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It can take a little time and trial and error to come up with an effective plan. Different drugs work more or less effectively for different kinds of asthma, and some drug combinations work well for some children but not for others.

Prescription asthma drugs treat both symptoms and causes, so they effectively control asthma for nearly every child. OTC drugs, home remedies, and herbal combinations are not substitutes for prescription asthma medication.

From: Childhood Asthma Action Plan WebMD Medical Reference

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eMedicine Health: “Treatment of Asthma.” Drugs.com: "Adrenergic bronchodilators."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

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eMedicine Health: “Treatment of Asthma.” Drugs.com: "Adrenergic bronchodilators."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 09, 2017

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