If you child suffers more than two attacks a week he will probably be prescribed inhalers, they can also be given a breathing mask which may make the drugs easier to administer, although it might be a little scary at first it will help him or her breath easier. Children Pre- school children obviously need help with managing their medication, and an adult must give it to them till they learn how themselves. The actual diagnosis of asthma is something much greater than just a little coughing and should be taken very seriously. There are many types of asthma but the medical definition is "a disease of the windpipe (bronchial tubes) which carry air to and from the lungs." Asthma has no set diagnosis; the journey from first warning sign symptoms to a full blown diagnosis of asthma is long and complicated. Ask him the questions you need to know for your particular case, and keep the channels of communication open. If you have a question, you should always ask. If symptoms feel like they are getting worse, they probably are. Remember; never take heresy or urban legend as fact. Doctors are the only ones qualified to treat your individual case, no matter what "cure-all" you see on TV. Judiciously: Judge all tasks not based on how much you want to do them, but how difficult it will be to complete. Overnight solo mountain climbing, for instance, might be negated in lieu of morning group nature hikes. Decathlon is something you ll probably never compete in; why not participate in a charity walk? Air inhaled through the mouth has skipped the nose which normally acts as a humidifying agent prior to the air reaching the lungs. If you are exercising correctly, in through your nose, out through your mouth then you are probably bypassing the humidifying agent of the nose. An easy way to identify exercise-induced asthma is using a breathing test while you are at rest and then comparing that, following exercise. Medication Medication used in the treatment of Asthma is usually in the form of Corticosteroids and Beta2 Agonists. In the form of steroid inhalers. Aim and Asthma Plans The aim of asthma plans is to give to the sufferer the best possible way of life. This includes the ability to carry out daily living as usual such as work or school, exercise, and also to help with the wheeziness and interrupted sleep due to excessive coughing.