Asthma is caused by narrowed airways due to inflammation. There currently is no cure for asthma. But fortunately, it’s a condition that can be managed with proper treatment and medication. It’s important for asthma sufferers to manage their condition with a primary care doctor. Fortunately, online doctors like PlushCare now exist, which allow patients to get treatment from board-certified doctors from phone or computer.See our FAQs
Check Your Symptoms
Asthma symptoms vary from person to person. Symptoms usually include:
Some episodic and long-term conditions can increase the risk of an asthma attack in some people. Such conditions include:
Get a Prescription Online
To find the best treatment path, your doctor will evaluate your personal health history and ask you a series of questions about your symptoms. The doctor may also guide you through the process of allergy testing to find allergic tendencies. After undergoing a diagnosis, a doctor will normally prescribe you an inhaler. If lung function improves, asthma is typically confirmed. You should continue with regular check ups and prescription refills.
PlushCare doctors are able to write prescriptions for short acting and long acting inhalers, which are the two major classes of asthma medications. Short acting inhalers: used for the immediate treatment of an asthma attack, include Albuterol, Proair HFA, Ventolin and Xopenex. Long acting inhalers: suppress symptoms of asthma and improve your lung capacity over time, include Flovent, Formoterol, Advair, Symbicort and Theophylline.
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Medications, typically administered via inhaler, are used to prevent asthma attacks or to help stabilize a person during an asthma attack. The best prescription inhaler depends on several factors such as, age, symptoms, and triggers. Over-the-counter asthma inhalers are available, but are recommended for emergency use only. A PlushCare physician will take you through a real-time video diagnosis and send your asthma prescription to the pharmacy of your choice.
1. Schedule an appointment from your phone
2. Speak with a doctor for 15 minutes
3. Pick up your prescription from a pharmacy near you
"Quick appts and very professional and thorough doctors. This is a great service and they take insurance!" -Tara M.
Jul 8th, 2019
"I'm a busy guy with work often finding myself out of area. I've used PlushCare a couple of times and couldn't be happier. Doctors are always nice and professional and appointments are easy to get." -John D.
Jun 13, 2019
"After my appointment was completed my prescription was available immediately…. My doctor wants to help me with both my ongoing condition maintenance as well as other health concerns I have." -Eric E.
Mar 11th, 2019