Asthma is a disease of the lungs. When you have asthma, the airways are very sensitive to many things in the air. The airways may get smaller when you are around things that trigger your asthma. This is called a flare-up.
Many things can start an asthma flare-up. They are called triggers. Know your asthma triggers and avoid them.
There are two types of medicines for treating asthma. They are called rescue (quick-relief) medicines and controller medicines.
Do you take your rescue (quick-relief) medicine more than TWO times PER WEEK?
Come prepared. Bring all of your medicines, spacer and any questions you may have. Tell your doctor about any asthma symptoms you have had.
How to Video
A dry powdered inhaler (DPI) is an asthma treatment option for older kids and teens. Using a dry powdered inhaler allows medicine to get deep into the lungs.
Learning how to properly use an inhaler with a spacer and mouthpiece for asthma ensures the medicine gets deposited into the lungs.
Using an inhaler with a spacer and a mask is an asthma treatment option for smaller children and babies.
A lot of people use nasal sprays, but a lot of people use nasal sprays incorrectly. Just follow these simple steps and we’ll have you feeling better, faster.
Learning how to properly use a twisthaler is important to assure asthma medicine is inhaled into the airways.
Asthma Myth Videos
A common misconception about controller medicine for asthma is that it should only be taken when having trouble breathing.
Many parents have concerns about the side effects of steroids prescribed to treat asthma.
It is important for everyone to use a spacer each time they use their inhaler. A spacer is an attachment that fits onto the end of your inhaler.