2Treating AsthmaAsthma is a chronic disease that affects airways of the lungs. Asthma symptoms are not the same for everyone attacks may change from episode to episode in the same person. Asthma affects 22 million Americans; about 6 million of these are children under age 18.People who have a family history of asthma have an increased risk of developing the disease (n.d). The purpose of this paper is to describe long-term and quick relief treatment options forasthmatic patients. Explaining the stepwise approach to the treatment and management of asthma. How stepwise management assists health care providers and patients in controlling the disease.Long-Term and Quick Relief Treatment of Asthma and their Side EffectsLong-term control medications reduce the inflammation in your airways that leadsto symptoms. Long-term control medications are the cornerstone of asthma treatment and they keep asthma under control on a day-to-day basis and make asthma attacks unlikely. These medications includeInhaled corticosteroids like fluticasone (Flonase, Flovent HFA), budesonide (Pulmicort Flexhaler, Rhinocort);these are anti-inflammatory drugs (Arcangelo & Peterson, 2013, p. 350). These medications require several days to weeks before they achieve their maximum benefit. These corticosteroid medications have a relatively low risk of side effects and are generally safe for long-term use.