Asthma Treatment

Treatment and Care

Asthma treatment can vary from inhalers to oral medications to drugs delivered in a nebulizer or breathing machine. Get a better understanding of how asthma medications work and learn about natural asthma remedies as well as ways to monitor your breathing at home.

Asthma Treatment Options

Early and aggressive asthma treatment is key to relieving symptoms and preventing asthma attacks. Find out the many ways asthma is treated.

Asthma Medications

Asthma medication can work quickly to stop coughing and wheezing.  Learn more about asthma medications and the various methods for taking them.

Asthma Inhalers

Wonder if you’re using your asthma inhaler the right way? Do you puff and breathe … or breathe and puff? Learn how to get the most relief from your asthma inhaler.

When and How to Use an Inhaler

What's the difference between a control inhaler and a rescue inhaler? Do you need both? Make sure you’re using your inhalers correctly.

Inhaled Corticosteroids for Asthma

The key treatments for asthma are steroids and other anti-inflammatory drugs. These asthma drugs both help to control asthma and prevent asthma attacks.

Bronchodilators & Rescue Inhalers

A bronchodilator is used by almost all people with asthma as a way to open the airway passages. Learn more about the types of bronchodilators and how they work.

Asthma Nebulizer (Breathing Machine)

An asthma nebulizer (breathing machine) can deliver medication to the youngest and oldest asthma patients.

Prednisone for Asthma: Stopping an Asthma Attack

Sometimes stronger asthma medications, such as pills, are needed. Learn more about prednisone, how it works to treat asthma, and possible side effects.

Bronchial Thermoplasty for Asthma

Bronchial thermoplasty is a treatment for severe asthma. The procedure uses gentle heat to shrink the smooth muscles in your lungs -- the ones that tighten during asthma attacks and make it hard to breathe.

Self-Care Strategies for Asthma

Discover some simple steps you can take right now to ease your asthma symptoms.

Using a Peak Flow Meter

A peak flow meter can warn you of an impending asthma attack so you can pretreat before you have serious problems.

Air Filters and Asthma

A peak flow meter can warn you of an impending asthma attack so you can pretreat before you have serious problems.

Natural Home Remedies To Cure Asthma Symptoms

There's no such thing as a cure, but some natural therapies might help manage asthma symptoms. But be sure to check with your doctor before trying one.

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