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  Asthma
What is asthma?
What can trigger an attack?
How does it feel to have asthma?
How are asthma sufferers helped?
How do you get it?

 
How are asthma sufferers helped?
To stop attacks, people with asthma try to stay away from things that may trigger them and take medicine given by their doctor.

Most asthma medicines come in a device called an inhaler.

You can use an inhaler to breathe in your medicine so that it reaches your lungs quickly and starts to make them better.

There are two types of inhaler used to make your asthma better:

  • A reliever inhaler (usually blue) will help to relax the muscles around your airways to make it easier to breathe again.

  • Preventer inhalers (usually brown or orange) help to soothe and calm your airways.

    This means that you will be less likely to have difficulty breathing when you're near something that starts off your asthma.


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