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Asthma health centre

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Treatment & care

Asthma treatment can vary from anti-inflammatory and bronchodilator asthma inhalers to oral medications to asthma medicines delivered in an asthma nebuliser or breathing machine. Get a better understanding of how asthma medications work so you'll know which medications can prevent asthma symptoms. Also, learn about natural asthma remedies and ways to monitor your breathing at home.

Treatment

Asthma medication can work quickly to stop coughing and wheezing.  Learn more about asthma medications and the various methods for taking them.

Based on your child's history and the severity of asthma, your doctor will develop a care plan, called an asthma action plan.

Wonder if you’re using your asthma inhaler the right way? Do you puff and breathe … or breathe and puff? Learn how to get the most relief from your asthma inhaler.

An asthma nebuliser (breathing machine) can deliver medication to the youngest and oldest asthma patients. Read more about nebulisers to understand how they work.

Find out more about how asthma treatments are personalised.

Sometimes stronger asthma medications are necessary to decrease symptoms. Learn more about prednisolone and asthma, how it works, and the possible side effects.

Learn more about how hospitals might treat an asthma attack emergency.

Can salt therapy, salt caves or halotherapy help with asthma symptoms?

Breathing problems affecting the lungs and respiratory system may be due to short-term infections, or long-term conditions, such as allergies, asthma or COPD.

Self-care

Have you ever tried a peak flow meter? This asthma test can warn you of an impending asthma attack so you can treat it before you have serious problems. Read more.

Monitoring your asthma is crucial to reduce symptoms. While there’s no asthma cure, keeping an asthma diary will help you recognise asthma attacks and prevent them before you become seriously ill. Learn more about this self-management technique.

Do you know how to prevent your child from having an asthma attack at school? Learn what you must do to educate the teacher and other adults who may be caring for your child.

What makes you wheeze or cough? Learning more about asthma triggers can help you reduce the chance of having asthma attacks.

Smart inhalers perform the same function of delivering asthma medication, but include technology for patients and health professionals to track inhaler use

Special situations

Afraid that asthma might disrupt your pregnancy? Learn more about asthma and pregnancy, and find ways to reduce risk to your unborn baby.

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