Asthma Health Center

Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting children. As many as 10 percent of children have some degree of asthma, and the number has been rising steadily since about 1980.

Thankfully, advances in the diagnosis and treatment of asthma have dramatically improved life for these children. DrGreene's asthma topic center is here to help you on your quest for information.

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Inhaler Use for Asthma: A key to successful treatment

My son has a moderate allergy condition. His doctor has given him two inhalers to use. The first is called Intal and he is to use it three times daily. The other is Proventil. I believe that this is to be used on an as needed basis. However, there is some confusion within the family as to when this medication should be used. I have found that on occasion, the Proventil has been used when it may not have been needed. Is the Proventil dangerous when used in this manner? Thank you in advance.
Kevin Destefino – Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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