Your doctor can work with you to decide about your treatment goals and what you need to do to control your asthma to achieve these goals. Asthma treatment includes:

  1. Working closely with your doctor to decide what your treatment goals are and learning how to meet those goals.
  2. Avoiding things that bring on your asthma symptoms or make your symptoms worse. Doing so can reduce the amount of medicine you need to control your asthma.
  3. Using asthma medicines. Allergy medicine and shots may also help control asthma in some people.
  4. Monitoring your asthma so that you can recognize when your symptoms are getting worse and respond quickly to prevent or stop an asthma attack.