True or False? Asthma Facts and Myths.

Have you heard these common myths about asthma medication? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

January 23, 2017 | HF Healthy Living Team

When it comes to asthma medication, do you know what’s fact and what’s fiction? Find out here!

True or False? Most children with asthma will grow out of it.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or False? Asthma is a condition that comes and goes.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or False? Asthma is noncontagious (you can’t catch it from another person).
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or False? Asthma is a medical condition and requires medicine for treatment.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or False? People with asthma only need to take asthma medicine during an asthma attack.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or False? Asthma medicine is addictive.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or False? Asthma medicine contains steroids.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or False? Steroids in asthma medicine cause bulky muscles and hair growth, and stunt children’s height.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or False? People with asthma should not exercise.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!
True or False? Asthma can’t be cured, but it can be treated and managed.
Correct! Oh no! That’s incorrect!

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Sources
“Asthma Fables and Facts,” HealthyChildren.org. November 21, 2015.
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/allergies-asthma/Pages/Asthma-Fables-and-Facts.aspx

“Asthma Myths and Facts,” BreatheFree.com. Accessed December 28, 2016.
http://www.breathefree.com/asthma-myths-facts.html

“Steroid Medicine for Asthma,” University of Michigan Health System. May 23, 2016.
http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/abo6502

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