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do you know if there are non prescription treatments for asthma?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Prevention: Asthma is treated with medications prescribed by your physician. Prevention of asthma flare ups involves knowing your triggers and then avoiding them. In the case of exercise induced asthma, you may still exercise if your physician approves your exercise regimen, and taking albuterol 15 minutes prior to exercise helps to control asthma symptoms.

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What kind of a doctor tests for asthma?

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