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My daughter has asthma. Her inhaler will take care of her asthma attacks, but she is often left dizzy with a headache and sometimes nausea from the albuterol side effects. We’d like to get her off the inhaler, but we don’t know what we can do to reduce her asthma symptoms. What helps asthma without an inhaler?
Inhalers are a mainstay of asthma treatment. Some types of inhalers help prevent asthma attacks, while others relieve the symptoms once an attack has started.
For people who have difficulty using inhalers, nebulizers (sometimes called “breathing treatments”) can be used. These are small machines that help administer medication in the form of a mist breathed into the lungs.