Asthma is a chronic breathing disorder and is the most common chronic health problem in children. It is characterized by wheezing, breathlessness, coughing, chest tightness and difficulty breathing.
There are two types of asthma medication - controller medication and rescue medication. Both often come in the form of an inhaler. Controller asthma medications are used for long term treatment. These drugs are taken every day to reduce lung inflammation. Rescue asthma medications are taken when you are having, or are about to have, an asthma attack. Rescue medications are only a short term solution.
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