Asthma Treatments

Asthma can affect anyone at any age. Our service is here to help prevent and relieve asthma symptoms.

This service is not for emergencies. If you are struggling to breathes call 999 or visit A&E immediately.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties due to inflammation in the lungs. It can develop at any age.

Symptoms can be constant or intermittent and may change in severity.

Symptoms of Asthma include:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Whistling
  • Wheezing sound when breathing out
  • Coughing

What causes or triggers asthma:

There is no clear cause for asthma, but common triggers can be:

  • infections like colds and flu
  • allergies – such as to pollen, dust mites, animal fur or feathers
  • smoke, fumes and pollution
  • medicines – particularly anti-inflammatory painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin
  • emotions, including stress, or laughter
  • weather – such as sudden changes in temperature, cold air, wind, thunderstorms, heat and humidity
  • mould or damp
  • exercise

How to treat asthma:

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it can be managed and controlled. Try and identify your triggers. We also recommend that if you suffer from asthma, you get your annual flu vaccination.

Where can I get asthma treatments?

If you would like to discuss treatment options, visit your local Day Lewis Pharmacy and speak to our health care professionals today.

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