Treatment of Asthma

Doctors can help determine the severity of your asthma and decide if treatment is needed, or if a referral to a specialist is required.

Once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor will go over the risks and benefits of the various treatment plans. Depending on the cause and severity of the infection, your treatment plan may include:

  • Self-care – quitting smoking
  • Supportive care – oxygen therapy
  • Medications – anti-inflammatories, steroids or a bronchodilator
  • A referral to a specialist