- Symptoms: Coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.
- Triggers: Dust mites, pollen, molds, cockroaches, animal dander, cigarette smoke, irritants.
- Controller Medications: Controller medications are medications taken on an everyday basis to decrease inflammation in the airway and decrease asthma attacks in the future.
- Reliever Medications: Reliever medications are fast acting inhalers. The mainstay treatment for asthma is use of inhaled corticosteroids. These are the optimal medications for long term control.