1-Are inhalers and nebulizers addictive?

Asthma is a chronic (long-term) lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. This causes less air to flow into the lungs. Most people who have asthma need to take long-term control medicines daily to help prevent symptoms. These medicines are taken over the long term to prevent symptoms from starting. Inhaled corticosteroids aren’t habit-forming or addictive, even if you take them every day for many years.

2-Are corticosteroids used in asthma medication dangerous to my health ?

When taken intravenously or orally, in large quantities, and over a long period of time corticosteroids can have adverse side effects. However, inhaled corticosteroids are the preferred medicines for long-term control of asthma. They’re the most effective option for long-term relief of the inflammation and swelling that makes your airways sensitive to certain inhaled substances. Inhaled corticosteroids generally are safe when taken as prescribed.

3-Is it okay to stop treatment when my child is aymptomatic ?

Asthma medicines are taken over the long term to prevent symptoms from starting. Asthma can’t be cured. Even when you feel fine, you still have the disease and it can flare up at any time. You do not stop medication without consulting your doctor.

4-Is allergy vaccination the best treatment for asthma?

Allergy vaccination may be effective only in allergy induced asthma. It reduces the frequency of flare-ups induced by exposure to the allergens.

5-Can Antibiotics be used as a treatment for asthma flare-ups ?

Antobiotics cannot be used to treat an asthma flare-ups except in very rare cases.

6- Is there a cure for Asthma ?

There’s no cure for asthma. Asthma is a long-term disease that requires long-term care. Successful asthma treatment requires you to take an active role in your care. Learn how to manage your asthma, get ongoing care, and watch for signs that your asthma is getting worse.

7-Is sports activity an asthma trigger? Should I allow my child to practice sports ?

One asthma trigger you should not avoid is physical activity. Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. You can practice any type of physical exercise escept diving with a nitrogen tank.

 8-Asthma is diagnosed only when my child exhibits severe flare-up symptoms.

It’s important to treat asthma symptoms when you first notice them. This will help prevent the symptoms from worsening and causing a severe attack. Severe asthma attacks may require emergency care, and they can be fatal.

9-Why do we need as Asthma treatment action plan ?

The goal of asthma treatment is to control the disease by following the asthma action plan you create with your doctor and health educator, taking asthma medicines as prescribed, learning what things make your asthma worse (asthma triggers) and taking steps to avoid them, tracking your level of asthma control, and responding quickly to worsening symptoms.