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When should you talk to your doctor about asthma relief?

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Talk to you doctor about what you want to do for asthma relief. Some complementary therapies, while unproven, may make you feel better and won't harm you. But others may not be safe. For example, certain herbs and supplements can keep your asthma medications from working right or cause other health problems.

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: What is a peak flow meter?" and "My Asthma Action Plan." 

American Lung Association: "Asthma Action Plan."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): "Mind-Body Medicine--An Overview."

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 10, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: What is a peak flow meter?" and "My Asthma Action Plan." 

American Lung Association: "Asthma Action Plan."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): "Mind-Body Medicine--An Overview."

Reviewed by William Blahd on May 10, 2017

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