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What is the best asthma medicine for wheezing and coughing and shortness of breath?

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Dr. Peter Hahn
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: ICS

There are essentially two types of medications for asthma: controller medications and rescue medications.
The controller you get placed on is determined by your severity and this can be changed based on the degree of control of symptoms and risk. We follow guidelines for severity and treatments such as naepp and gina. However, in short, most asthmatics need to be on inhaled corticosteroids.

In brief: ICS

There are essentially two types of medications for asthma: controller medications and rescue medications.
The controller you get placed on is determined by your severity and this can be changed based on the degree of control of symptoms and risk. We follow guidelines for severity and treatments such as naepp and gina. However, in short, most asthmatics need to be on inhaled corticosteroids.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Inhalers...

The best treatment for control of these asthma symptoms is bronchodilator and steroid inhalers.
If severe enough symptoms are present, a course of systemic steroids may be needed to get these symptoms under control. Avoid any allergic triggers. Antibiotics when there is an infection present is also needed. See your doctor for any worsening symptoms.

In brief: Inhalers...

The best treatment for control of these asthma symptoms is bronchodilator and steroid inhalers.
If severe enough symptoms are present, a course of systemic steroids may be needed to get these symptoms under control. Avoid any allergic triggers. Antibiotics when there is an infection present is also needed. See your doctor for any worsening symptoms.
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