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Treatments for Asthma

An asthma action plan will be used to help people control asthma and handle asthma attacks. Medicine and lifestyle changes will be a part of the plan. The goals of the plan are to:
  • Ease acute symptoms and prevent problems, such as infections
  • Ease inflammation
  • Remove or control triggers
  • Prevent future attacks
  • Maintain quality of life
Treatment may be:
Lifestyle changesMedicationsOther treatmentsAlternative and complementary treatments

References

Acute asthma exacerbation in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/acute-asthma-exacerbation-in-children . Updated August 22, 2018. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Asthma exacerbation in adults and adolescents. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/asthma-exacerbation-in-adults-and-adolescents . Updated January 29, 2019. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Asthma in adults and adolescents. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/asthma-in-adults-and-adolescents . Updated October 11, 2019. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Asthma treatment. Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America website. Available at: http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma-treatment.aspx. Updated September 2015. Accessed October 23, 2019.
Chronic asthma in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/chronic-asthma-in-children . Updated September 27, 2019. Accessed October 22, 2019.
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) global strategy for asthma management and prevention. GINA 2018.

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