Asthma

Asthma is a long-term (chronic) disease of the respiratory system. It causes your airways to tighten and become narrow. This makes it hard to breathe and may cause wheezing and coughing.

Monitoring Asthma Treatment

The severity of asthma can vary, and asthma often requires changes in your treatment to control it. To ensure that you are getting the proper treatment, you have to continuously monitor and evaluate the disease and communicate with your doctor. Symptoms Know the symptoms of poorly controlled asthma—wheezing, cough…

My Asthma Action Plan

My name:__________________ Doctor’s name: ___________________ Doctor’s phone: _______________ Controller medicine How much? How often? Other instructions Quick-relief medicine How much? How often? Other instructions GREEN ZONE This is where I want to be! YELLOW ZONE My asthma is getting worse. RED ZONE Danger! Symptoms…

Nebulizer for Asthma Treatment

A nebulizer is a device used to deliver liquid medicine in the form of a fine mist (aerosol). It is sometimes used for asthma because: The medicine can be given over a longer period of time. It may be easier to use for small children or for people who have serious difficulty breathing or have trouble using an inhaler. A…

Occupational Asthma

Occupational asthma is the most common form of work-related lung disease in many countries. When a person develops asthma as an adult, occupational exposure is a likely cause. Occupational asthma develops when a person is exposed to a particular inhaled substance in the workplace. The term refers to new cases of asthma…

Omalizumab for Asthma

Omalizumab (Xolair) is a medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in people age 12 and older who have moderate or severe persistent asthma. This medicine costs a lot more than any of the standard treatments for asthma. The medicine works by blocking immunoglobulin E (IgE) from attaching…