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.
How to Use an Asthma Inhaler
Learn more from WebMD about asthma inhalers and the proper way to use them to manage symptoms and decrease the chance of an asthma attack.
Stress and Asthma
Discover the connection between stress and asthma. Also learn how controlling stress may help reduce asthma symptoms.
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.
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.