Definition: Quick-Relief Medicinesenparents medicines are used by people with asthma to relieve asthma symptoms or to treat an asthma flare-up.Quick-Relief Medicines, controller medicines, maintenance medicines, asthma, long-term controller medicine, asthma medicines, asthma medications10/11/200408/11/201608/11/201657ebee1d-88c7-421e-8dad-0c20eaddc1d3<h3>Quick-Relief Medicines</h3> <p><strong>Also called:</strong> Rescue Medicines or Fast-Acting Medicines</p> <p>Quick-relief medicines are a type of medicine used by people with asthma to relieve asthma symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath) or to treat an asthma flare-up. They act quickly to stop symptoms, but the effects aren't long lasting.</p> <p>Most are inhaled and work by relaxing the muscle around the airways (the tubes that carry air into and out of the lungs), making the airways wider and allowing breathing to become easier within minutes. They don't treat the underlying inflammation of the airways &mdash; this can require daily treatment with other types of medicines called <a href="">long-term control medicines</a>. Some people with asthma rely only on rescue medications; others use a&nbsp;rescue medicine with a long-term control medicine to help keep their asthma in check.</p> Medicamentos de alivio rápidoLos medicamentos de alivio rápido son un tipo de medicamento que utilizan las personas con asma para aliviar los síntomas de esta afección (como resuello, tos y falta de aire) o para tratar un ataque de asma.
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Asthma MedicinesAsthma medicine comes in two main types: quick-relief and long-term control medicines. Even if a child takes a long-term control medicine regularly, quick-relief medicine is still needed to handle flare-ups.
How Do Asthma Medicines Work?Two different types of medicines are used to treat asthma: long-term control medicines and quick-relief medicines. Read about how they work, and why people might need to take them.
Word! Long-Term Control MedicinesMany people with asthma need to take medicine every day to control their asthma.
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