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Is your asthma under control? If you've been reaching for that rescue inhaler often, the answer is no. Find out what your treatment should be doing for you.
A small study showed that some asthma sufferers responded well to medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. More investigation is still needed, but it might be available in the future.
Although not yet available in the U.S., a new combination asthma medication has been found to be quite effective in Europe.
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Some people have found relief from asthma symptoms through antibiotics, but don't throw out your asthma medication just yet. This idea is considered a bit controversial.
A study has found that people with mild, well-controlled asthma might be able to reduce their medication intake. Find out what this new information could mean for you.
Rather than treating asthma with medication, what about using a procedure? Bronchial thermoplasty is currently under investigation. Watch this video to see how it works.
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Worms are giving scientists new insight into asthma treatment. Sound weird? Apparently parasites and asthma cause similar reactions in our immune system. Gross, but fascinating.
This nifty video series presents a wealth of information about asthma. Watch and learn about different classes of asthma medication, as well as new treatments on the horizon.
Kids and Asthma
Thinking of trying an herbal asthma treatment? Not so fast: You may be putting yourself at risk. Learn about some safety concerns with herbal asthma medication here.
Although most people do well with newer inhaler medications, for some they could be dangerous. Learn about which asthma medications are risky here.
A new combination drug inhaler system has shown a lot of promise in Europe. It's not currently available in the US, but it might be soon. Learn more about it here.
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