Asthma is an immune response in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow, and swell, and ...

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Asthma is an immune response in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow, and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. by Mind Map: Asthma is an immune response in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow, and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe.

1. Asthma can be usually be managed with rescue inhalers to treat symptoms and controller inhalers that prevent symptoms. Severe cases may require longer acting inhalers that keep the airways open as well as oral steroids.

1.1. rescue inhaler

1.1.1. albuterol

1.2. controller inhaler

1.2.1. steroids

1.3. longer-acting inhaler

1.3.1. formoterol

1.3.2. salmeterol

1.3.3. tiotropium

1.4. common treatment drugs

1.4.1. methlpredisone

1.4.2. Albuterol 2.5mg in 3mL

1.4.3. Epi

1.4.4. Solumedrol

1.4.5. Decadron

1.4.6. Brethine/Turbutaline 0.25mg sub-Q

1.5. condraindications

1.5.1. CPAP

1.5.2. Benadryl

2. Asthma may cause:

2.1. difficulty breathing

2.2. chest pain

2.3. cough

2.4. wheezing

2.5. may even cause something else to flare-up

3. Cough can occur at night, during exercise, it can be chronic, dry, with phlegm, mild, or severe

4. Respiratory such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, breathing through the mouth, fast breathing, frequent respiratory infections, rapid breathing, or shortness of breath at night.

5. Also common is acute episodes, chest tightness, anxiety, early awakening, fast heart rate, or throat irritation.