Asthma


Allergies: Should I Take Allergy Shots?

Guides you through decision to have allergy-shot immunotherapy to treat allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic asthma. Explains how allergy shots work. Covers who should not have them. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Allergy Shots for Asthma

Allergy shots are a type of immunotherapy treatment in which small doses of substances to which you are allergic ( allergens ) are injected under your skin. Over time, your body may become less responsive to the allergens, which means you may have fewer symptoms. Allergy shots are given after careful skin testing for an…

Assessing Your Asthma Knowledge

Understanding asthma can help you control your symptoms and reduce your risk of asthma attacks. The following statements summarize what you should know about asthma. If you do not know, or are not sure, about any of them, talk to your doctor. The more you understand about asthma, the better you will be able to follow…

Asthma Action Plan

An asthma action plan is a written plan that tells you how to treat your asthma on a daily basis. The plan also helps you deal with sudden increases in your or your child’s asthma symptoms ( asthma attacks ). You need to treat the inflammation in your lungs to minimize the long-term effects of asthma. The plan tells you…