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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:

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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.

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Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) global strategy for asthma management and prevention. GINA 2018.

Last reviewed September 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daniel A. Ostrovsky, MD  Last Updated: 10/23/2019