There are two cornerstones of successful asthma treatment.
- asthma medications
- controlling your environment
Taking your medicine as directed is the best way to keep your asthma symptoms under control. Asthma medicines work simply in your body to help you feel better. The more you know about your asthma medicines and how they work, the more confident you will be in controlling your asthma.
Asthma medicines fall into two basic categories:
Long-term control medicines are used on an ongoing basis to control and prevent asthma symptoms and asthma attacks.
Quick-relief medicines are used to relieve symptoms at the time that they flare-up.