Asthma is a disease of the lungs that causes patients arways to constrict and fill with mucus makeing it difficult to breath. The number one cause of asthma attacks are airborne allergies.
NIH Guidance for Treating Asthma
The NIH recently updated guidance on how to treat asthma for the first time in 13 years. They now recommend patients 5 years and up to get immunotherapy or more commonly known as allergy shots. Allergy shots are not a cure to asthma, but they can greatly reduce asthma flare ups by permanently teaching your body to not to react to harmless allergens. Patients who typically get asthma attacks from out door activities such as sports, hiking, camping, etc. are prime candidates for immunotherapy. Many asthmatics stop carrying an inhaler after completing immunotherapy.