Anti-inflammatory drugs and bronchodilators inhaled directly into the lungs normalize your lung function and control asthma symptoms. Inhaled corticosteroids reduce inflammation and swelling of the airways. Bronchodilators relax the muscles that can constrict your airways. Some are short-acting and quickly relieve asthma symptoms. Others are long-acting and are used in combination with inhaled steroids.
A breathing machine may be recommended if you have trouble using inhalers. This machine changes liquid asthma medications into a mist that is inhaled through a mask or mouthpiece.
These medications reduce inflammation and swelling in the airways. They may be prescribed short-term if you have a serious asthma attack.
Targets a molecule called IgE, a protein found in high levels in the blood of people with allergic asthma. Administered by trained nurses in the clinic. This medication is recommended for people with poorly controlled asthma who don't respond to conventional therapy.
Treats allergic diseases that worsen asthma or lead to poor asthma control.
Treats severe allergic asthma, especially if you do not respond to traditional treatments. It delivers heat energy directly to the airways via a bronchoscope. The heat energy reduces the size of the smooth muscle in the airway. This decreases your airways' ability to constrict. Current data shows bronchial thermoplasty improves quality of life in people with severe asthma.