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How is asthma treated usually?

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Dr. Robin Larabee
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Inhalers: Most people with asthma will need a bronchodilator (albuterol) for acute symptoms, and often will also need an inhaled steroid (flovent, azmacort, (triamcinolone) or similar) to prevent chronic symptoms. Allergy avoidance is also important.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Treatment...: Asthma is usually treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Other treatments depend on specific signs and symptoms.

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