Treatments for lung conditions
Find out about the different treatments for lung conditions
Find out more about antibiotics, how they can help with bacterial infections, and if they’re safe to take when you have asthma.
Read all about Xolair and newer types of biologic medicine on the horizon that may be offered to some people with severe allergic asthma.
People with severe asthma are sometimes offered a treatment called ‘bronchial thermoplasty’. You can find out all about it here.
Find out which complementary therapies can be helpful for asthma and which to avoid.
Find out why getting the flu vaccine each year gives you the best protection against flu.
Find out how to manage your hay fever so that it’s less likely to trigger an asthma attack or cause a flare-up of your lung condition.
If you’re living with a lung condition, you may be offered home oxygen therapy if your blood oxygen levels are persistently low. We’ve put this information together to explain what home oxygen therapy is, why it’s used as a treatment and who can benefit from using it.
Find out how montelukast works as a treatment for asthma, how to take it, and what side effects to look out for.
Find out what a nebuliser does, who might need to use a nebuliser at home, and how to manage nebuliser side effects.
Find out why people take steroid tablets for severe asthma, the risks and side effects of long-term steroids, and how to get a referral for other specialist treatments.
Theophylline is a type of medicine called a bronchodilator, which means it opens your airways. It can help some people to manage their asthma better.
Inhalers and spacers
Use your preventer inhaler every day as prescribed to lower your risk of asthma symptoms and attacks.
When you have an asthma attack your blue reliever inhaler gets the medicine straight to your lungs to ease asthma symptoms. Find out about reliever inhalers.
An asthma combination inhaler combines two kinds of asthma medicine – a long-acting reliever and a preventer
Did you know that by managing your lung condition well you can feel your best and help the environment?
Long-acting bronchodilators work alongside your usual preventer inhaler to open up your airways and help make breathing easier.
Maintenance and Reliever Therapy (MART) is an asthma treatment plan where you use a MART combination inhaler instead of separate preventer and reliever inhalers
If you only get asthma symptoms occasionally, your doctor or nurse may prescribe you an anti-inflammatory reliever inhaler, known as AIR to use only when you need to.