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Asthma Part II

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Summary

The treatments of asthma are designed to relieve the things that cause asthma-inflammation, hyperreactivity, and bronchoconstriction. One type of asthma medication is called controllers, designed to be used every day to help prevent symptoms.  These include inhaled steroids, long acting beta agonists, and leukotriene modifiers.  The other major type of asthma medications are called rescue medication and are used to help relieve symptoms now.  Medication can be given by inhaler, nebulizer, or orally.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how medications help in asthma
  2. Realize there are 2 major types of asthma medication
  3. Understand when different types of medication are used
  4. Learn about the different types of controller medications
  5. Learn about rescue medications
  6. Be able to use the different devices used to deliver asthma medication

About the Authors

Jason Weber, MD

Jason Weber, MD

Dr. Weber is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 1997 he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tufts University where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in biology and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2001 he graduated Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he received the Reinhart Award in Pediatrics and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Weber completed his pediatric residency at Columbus Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University and joined Advocare South Jersey Pediatrics in 2004. He has been recognized as a Top Physician by South Jersey Magazine.

Carolyn Weber, MD

Carolyn Weber, MD

Dr. Carolyn Weber is a board certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In 1996 she graduated from Haverford College where she earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in biology. In 2001 she earned her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Weber completed her pediatric residency at Columbus Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University in 2004 and joined Advocare South Jersey Pediatrics in 2005.

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