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If my wheezing is caused by asthma, how is it treated?

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Your doctor may recommend some or all of the following:

One of a couple of over-the-counter medications.

  • A fast-acting bronchodilator inhaler
  • An inhaled corticosteroid
  • A long-acting bronchodilator/corticosteroid combination
  • A long-acting anticholinergic
  • A non-sedating antihistamine pill

SOURCES: 

American Lung Association: "Diseases A-Z." 

Albert, RH.   December 01, 2010. American Family Physician,

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Wheezing."

UpToDate.com. “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) (Beyond the Basics).”

Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."

FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 06, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Lung Association: "Diseases A-Z." 

Albert, RH.   December 01, 2010. American Family Physician,

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Wheezing."

UpToDate.com. “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies) (Beyond the Basics).”

Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."

FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 06, 2017

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