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 and How to Use an Inhaler
Learn when it’s the right time to use an inhaler for your asthma and how to properly administer a dose at WebMD.
Status Asthmaticus (Severe Acute Asthma)
Status asthmaticus is the medical name for the most severe cases of acute asthma. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of status asthmaticus.
Bronchodilators are medications used to dilate the lungs’ airways, and they contain a type of drug known as a beta-antagonist. So-called rescue inhalers act in the short term, while other medications are better for long-term use.
Learn more from WebMD about asthma and the medications used to treat it.
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.
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.