It can be scary to have difficulty breathing, so controlling asthma symptoms is important. Asthma treatment in Starkville MS typically includes a few different steps to make it easier to limit symptoms in the first place and deal with any that still occur even when taking appropriate preventative measures.
Keep track of
what tends to trigger your asthma attacks so you can avoid these
triggers as much as possible. This could be the presence of dust
mites or mold, pollen in the air, high humidity, cold or dry air, or
allergies that aren’t well controlled. Use encasements on pillows and
mattresses to limit dust mites, use a dehumidifier to limit the
humidity, and consider using air filters.
Allergy Medications You Are Prescribed
exacerbate asthma symptoms and bring on or worsen an attack. Because
of this, it’s important to do everything you can to control any
allergies you have either by avoiding the allergen or taking the
appropriate medication, such as allergy shots or omalizumab.
Quick-Relief Medication During Asthma Attacks
Should you have
an asthma attack, using an inhaler containing a quick-relief
medication such as ipratropium, corticosteroids, or short-acting
beta-agonists can help stop the attack in its tracks. However, if you
are having attacks very often or having very severe attacks, you may
also need to take long-term control medication.
Long-Term Asthma Control Medications
are taken every day and help limit asthma attacks. Examples include
long-acting beta agonists, leukotriene modifiers, and inhaled
corticosteroids. Typically, doctors prescribing asthma treatment in
Starkville MS will start at a higher dose to control asthma as soon
as possible. Once the asthma is under better control, the doctor will
try to gradually reduce the dosage until it is no longer effective to
determine the lowest dose that works with your asthma.
Benefits of Asthma Medications
to control your asthma may also make it so you can breathe better
when you exercise and so you sleep better.
Visit us to find out more about the treatment options available. We also offer other children’s health services.
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