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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
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.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD
- Review Date: 09/2019
- Update Date: 10/23/2019