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Asthma (cont.)

Asthma Pictures

A child with asthma using a metered dose inhaler.
A child with asthma using a metered dose inhaler. Click to view larger image.

An adult with asthma using a spirometer to measure how forcefully she can exhale.
An adult with asthma using a spirometer to measure how forcefully she can exhale. Click to view larger image.

A pulse oximeter measures the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream.
A pulse oximeter measures the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream. Click to view larger image.

A person with asthma receives an inhalation treatment using a hand-held nebulizer.
A person with asthma receives an inhalation treatment using a hand-held nebulizer. Click to view larger image.

A child with asthma uses a metered dose inhaler with a spacer.
A child with asthma uses a metered dose inhaler with a spacer. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by James E. Gerace, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease

REFERENCE:

"An overview of asthma management"
UptoDate.com


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/13/2015

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