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Introduction to treatments

Inhaled medicines are used to help treat symptoms of asthma. Inhalers come in all different styles, shapes and sizes. They may be aerosol inhalers or single dose capsules loaded into an inhaler device. See A practical guide to inhalers for more information. Some people when using inhalers may be advised to use a spacer device. This […]

Important messages

Important Don’t ignore early warning signs! AMBER Early recognition and treatment of a chest infection can prevent further damage to your lungs and hopefully keep you out of hospital. Always finish your course of antibiotics and/or steroids. If you have a chest infection take things easy, rest more and drink plenty of fluids. If your […]


If you have been in the Amber Zone for 24 – 48 hours and are not feeling any better – its time to alert your GP/Respiratory Nurse. You may need to start your Rescue Medication (antibiotics and steroids) which your GP/Nurse can provide. If you have Rescue Medication at home use it when: Your sputum […]