Asthma Treatment Types
The two most common types of asthma medications are controllers which treat the long-term, underlying inflammation in your airways and relievers which act as your rescue inhaler and provide fast but short-term relief of symptoms. You should speak with your healthcare professional about finding a treatment plan that is right for you.
Treatment usually involves learning to recognize your triggers, taking steps to avoid triggers and tracking your breathing to make sure your medications are keeping symptoms under control. In case of an asthma flare-up, you may need to use a quick-relief inhaler.
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 leaflet is about inhalers for asthma.