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Tests for Asthma

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Pulmonary function tests are a group of tests that measure how well your lungs work. This includes how well you are able to breathe and how well your lungs are able...  More
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The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a test that measures how fast a person can exhale (breathe out). This test checks lung functioning, and is often used by pat...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Respiratory System Examination
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The peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is a test that measures how fast a person can exhale (breathe out). This test checks lung functioning, and is often used by pat...  More
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A computed tomography (CT) scan of your chest is a fast and noninvasive imaging test that takes multiple cross-section images of your heart, lungs, and chest wall. ...  More
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Pulse Oximetry
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Test
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Thoracic Gas Volume
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Immunoglobulin E (IgE) Blood Test
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Spirometry for bronchospasm with prolonged evaluation
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Prescribed Medications for Asthma

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ALBUTEROL (al BYOO ter ole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prev...  More
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FLUTICASONE; SALMETEROL (floo TIK a sone; sal ME te role) inhalation is a combination of two medicines that decrease inflammation and help to open up the airways in...  More
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TRIAMCINOLONE (trye am SIN oh lone) is a corticosteroid. This medicine is used to reduce and control the symptoms of asthma. It does not provide instant relief and ...  More
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THEOPHYLLINE (the OFF i lin) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the sympto...  More
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FLUTICASONE (floo TIK a sone) inhalation powder is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of as...  More
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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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BUDESONIDE; FORMOTEROL (byoo DES oh nide; for MOH te rol) inhalation is a combination of two medicines that decrease inflammation and help to open up the airways in...  More
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MONTELUKAST (mon te LOO kast) is used to prevent and treat the symptoms of asthma. It is also used to treat allergies. Do not use for an acute asthma attack.  More
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ARFORMOTEROL (AR for MOE ter ol) is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps keep open the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used t...  More
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PREDNISOLONE (pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions trea...  More
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ZAFIRLUKAST (za FIR loo kast) is used to prevent and treat the symptoms of asthma. Do not use for an acute asthma attack.  More
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BECLOMETHASONE (be kloe METH a sone) is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never...  More
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CROMOLYN SODIUM (KROE moe lin SOE dee um) helps reduce inflammation. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. It is also used to prevent bronchospasm ...  More
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ZILEUTON (zye LOO ton) is used to treat asthma. It helps to decrease the symptoms of asthma. Do not use for an acute asthma attack.  More
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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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SALMETEROL (sal ME te role) is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used long ...  More
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FORMOTEROL (for MOH te rol) is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways in your lungs and to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used t...  More
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METHYLPREDNISOLONE (meth ill pred NISS oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common ...  More
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OMALIZUMAB (oh mah lye ZOO mab) is used to help treat allergic asthma and other allergies. It may be given with other treatments for these conditions.  More
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AMINOPHYLLINE (am in OFF i lin) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the sym...  More
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TERBUTALINE (ter BYOO ta leen) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symp...  More
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CICLESONIDE (sye KLES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It helps to decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never us...  More
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MOMETASONE (moe MET a sone) is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use this...  More
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NEDOCROMIL (ne doe KROE mil) helps reduce inflammation. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use this medicine to treat an acute asthma atta...  More
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METAPROTERENOL (met a proe TER e nole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat ...  More
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FLUNISOLIDE (floo NISS oh lide) is a corticosteroid. It helps decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use ...  More
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LEVALBUTEROL (lev al BYOO ter ol) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and t...  More
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PIRBUTEROL (peer BYOO ter ole) is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to p...  More
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BUDESONIDE (bue DES oh nide) is a corticosteroid. It helps to decrease inflammation in your lungs. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma. Never use ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Asthma

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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Nebulizer Therapy
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Allergen Immunotherapy
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Herbs and Supplements for Asthma What's this?

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acetylcysteine inhalation
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Over the Counter Medications for Asthma

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EPINEPHRINE (ep i NEF rin) helps open up air passages and makes breathing easier for people with mild asthma.  More
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