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Why Can't I Get the Asthma Inhaler I Need?

Discuss your choices of asthma medications with your doctor. Weigh the convenience and cost and make an informed decision.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
Primatene Mist.

Primatene Mist Inhaler Available Again

The original Primatene MIST, a go-to over-the counter inhaler for many people suffering with asthma, was taken off the market in 2011.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
Inhalers on black background.

Everything You Need to Know About Inhalers

Asthma inhalers have changed significantly over time. Learn more about how inhalers, nebulizers, and mists can deliver specific medications to treat asthma.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.
Passengers in line at airport security.

How to Prepare for Flying With Asthma

When you’re flying with asthma you should know these TSA guidelines for medication and avoid certain airport-related asthma triggers.

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
Woman using an inhaler.

How To Spot a Bronchodilatoraholic

Are you worried about overusing your inhaler? Read about some of the signs that show someone is overly dependent on their rescue inhaler.

By John Bottrell
Asthma medications.

The Top 10 Asthma Medicines

These top asthma medications have proved invaluable in treating asthma over the years. Learn more about how these medicines have shaped asthma care.

By John Bottrell
Asthma medications.

Should You Use Expired Asthma Medications?

Happen to come across one of your lost inhalers or expired pills? When is it time to bite the bullet and swap out your old medications?

By John Bottrell
Asthma medications.

What to do When Your Asthma Medication is Discontinued

I took many asthma medications as a child that are no longer offered. Should I be concerned as to why they’re no longer offered? What could any long-term side effects be?

By Ask HealthCentral
Girl playing in autumn leaves with her dog, face covered with scarf.

4 Ways to Prevent Fall Asthma Flares

If you have asthma, you know that flare-ups spike in the fall. But you can get through these trigger months. Here are four strategies to try.

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
Woman swimming in an indoor pool.

5 Tips for Staying on Top of Asthma

Here are five of my favorite tips for dealing with asthma so that you’ll have a healthier year ahead.

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson