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?
What's the difference between a control inhaler and a rescue inhaler? Do you need both? WebMD explains.
Prednisone and Asthma
Find out from WebMD how corticosteroid drugs like prednisone help treat asthma and other lung diseases -- and the consequences of long-term use.
Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) and Dry Powder Inhalers (DPI) for COPD
Metered dose inhalers (MDI) and dry powder inhalers (DPI) help you get the right amount of COPD medication when and where you need it. Get the tips you need from WebMD to use inhalers the right way.
What Makes an Asthma Attack Severe?
Learn more about asthma attacks, which can be life-threatening and require immediate treatment.
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.