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Asthma control is essential for preventing respiratory disease and reducing the risk of chest infections. Nowadays, a large variety of inhalers are available to help with lung function. In addition, free flu shots are offered to all asthmatics and others with chronic lung diseases who use preventive puffers.
Any signs of coughing or wheezing that last more than a few days should be evaluated medically as treating asthma early can prevent long-term lung damage. Asthma treatments generally involve preventer medications used every day, and quick-relief inhalers that are used when asthma strikes. If you find yourself relying on quick relief inhalers more than three times a week, your asthma is not under control and you should have it reviewed.