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What is the best treatment for asthma?

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Dr. Paul Williams
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on severity

Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function.
Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly.

In brief: Depends on severity

Treatment of asthma depends on the severity of the disease in an individual patient, which is determined by frequency of daytime or nighttime symptoms, need for quick relief inhaler, interference with work or exercise and lung function.
Mild asthma is treated with a short-acting bronchodilator as needed, but more persistent disease is treated with controller medications taken regularly.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Treatment...

Treatment for asthma typically includes a bronchodilator as well as a steroid inhaler.
Both components are usually needed and there are many medications available to fulfill this treatment. Follow your doctor's prescription and directions.

In brief: Treatment...

Treatment for asthma typically includes a bronchodilator as well as a steroid inhaler.
Both components are usually needed and there are many medications available to fulfill this treatment. Follow your doctor's prescription and directions.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Kevin Considine
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Whatever tx works

Usually asthma is defined as controlled with a less than twice a week usage of a rescue inhaler like albuterol.
If using more often than this in a week would likely require a controlling cortisone inhaler like Qvar or perhaps -- check with the doctor who is treating your asthma.

In brief: Whatever tx works

Usually asthma is defined as controlled with a less than twice a week usage of a rescue inhaler like albuterol.
If using more often than this in a week would likely require a controlling cortisone inhaler like Qvar or perhaps -- check with the doctor who is treating your asthma.
Dr. Kevin Considine
Dr. Kevin Considine
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