A 43-year-old member asked:
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My doctor diagnosed me with asthma. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends on severity: If you have intermittent asthma a bronchodilator like albuterol is enough. If you need that bronchodilator >2x/week, if you wake up with coughing or wheezing >2x/month, or if you have an episode of asthma requiring an urgent medical visit or if your require systemic corticosteroids >1x/year then you have persistent asthma. For persistent asthma you need a controller drug like an inhaled steroid.
Answered on Mar 7, 2012

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