Medications used to treat asthma are not addictive; however, because asthma is a chronic disease, long-term use of medicine is often needed to manage the condition and prevent asthma attacks. It's important to follow your doctor's recommendations for treatment, even when symptoms are well controlled.
Diagnosing childhood asthma may require an allergist/immunologist or pulmonologist.
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