Treatments for lung conditions
Find out about the different treatments for lung conditions
Find out why getting the flu vaccine each year gives you the best protection against flu.
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.
Did you know that by managing your lung condition well you can feel your best and help the environment?
An asthma combination inhaler combines two kinds of asthma medicine – a long-acting reliever and a preventer
Find out which complementary therapies can be helpful for asthma and which to avoid.
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.
Long-acting bronchodilators work alongside your usual preventer inhaler to open up your airways and help make breathing easier.
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.
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.
Spacers are tube-like devices that attach to inhalers and help you get the best from your medicine.
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.