BEST START: Understanding Asthma Medicine

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Dr. Susan Averitt, from Best Start pediatrics in Springdale, talks this week about kids with asthma. Dr. Averitt says most of the time parents of children with asthma don't understand the medication.

Dr. Averitt says there are two forms of medicine to treat asthma. Rescue inhalers are quick release, forms of albuterol. The second type are maintenance medicines. Maintenance medicines need to be taken every day to prevent asthma symptoms, such as wheezing or coughing.

Dr. Averitt says if you're having to use your rescue inhaler frequently, you should talk to your physician about being on a maintenance medicine.

Dr. Susan Averitt, M.D.
Board-Certified Pediatrician
5501 Willow Creek Drive, Suite 104
Springdale, Arkansas 72762
Phone (479) 575-9359
Fax (479) 575-9415
http://www.beststartpediatrics.com