Category Archives: Asthma

Asthma Treatments

If you or a loved one has asthma, you should know about the best treatments for short-term relief and long-term control. This will help you and your doctor manage the symptoms. If you have symptoms or an asthma attack, it’s important to know when to call your doctor to prevent an emergency. Asthma Medications You might need to use fast-acting rescue medicines, […]

Asthma Inhalers

An inhaler is a device holding a medicine that you take by breathing in (inhaling). Inhalers are the main treatment for asthma. There are many different types of inhaler, which can be confusing. This leaflet gives information on the medicines inside inhalers, and the types of inhaler device, and some general information about inhalers. This […]

Asthma and Allergies in 2020: Hope and Support During Uncertainty

Asthma and Allergies

Like many organizations, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The asthma and allergy community has been heavily impacted by several events of 2020: The public health emergency and economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Loss of health care or delayed access to medications due […]

Asthma, the gift that keeps on giving.


Once again Im way behind on my blogging, this time because I just haven’t been in the mood to write or talk about anything even vaguely related to asthma or hospitals. My last hospitalization a couple months back, continues to f-ck me up….mostly in the head. Other than the usual prednisone induced insomnia and resulting […]



Description of Asthma Introduction  Asthma is a chronic breathing problem that affects the airways in the lungs. These airways also known as bronchial tubes, are responsible to allow air to move in and out of the lungs. When your airways are inflamed, it causes repeated episodes of wheezing (a whistling sound when exhaling), breathlessness, chest tightness, […]