Get Asthma Treatment at Home, Prescribed Online

  • Talk to a doctor from anywhere (no office visits!) in minutes
  • Get medications prescribed for pickup nearby
  • Save time, money, and the overall hassle

Understanding Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways, potentially causing them to become inflamed and narrowed. This can lead to wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. But for others, it can interfere with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.
Because asthma often changes over time, it's important to work with a doctor to identify triggers, track symptoms, and adjust treatment as needed.

How It Works

1. Schedule

Book a telehealth appointment from wherever you are. No insurance necessary.

2. Chat

Meet with a board-certified doctor or nurse practitioner from your mobile device.

3. Pick It Up

Get a prescription if needed (save up to 90%), and pick it up at your pharmacy.

Medications Prescribed for Asthma

Albuterol (Proair HFA, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA)

A bronchodilator that helps relieve asthma symptoms by opening up the airways.

Talk to a Doctor
Pick up nearby
Prescribed online

Fluticasone and salmeterol (Advair Diskus, AirDuo Digihaler, others)

A combination inhaler that can be used to both reduce inflammation and open up the airways.

Talk to a Doctor
Pick up nearby
Prescribed online

Montelukast (Singulair)

Works by blocking the action of leukotrienes, which are substances in the body that can cause inflammation and narrowing of the airways.

Talk to a Doctor
Pick up nearby
Prescribed online

Our Patients Are Our Top Priority

“Dr. Puopolo is a very knowledgeable doctor with vast experience in different medical fields. I feel I am in good hands.”

“Dr. Sehgal was amazing! Super helpful. She was answering my questions before I even asked. Very happy I picked her.”

“Great experience!! Never have done online telehealth before but for sure will again :)”

"The appointment went great. It was quick and easy, and the doctor was right on top of things!"

“Dr. Culpepper was amazing. He explained things to me that I didn’t understand.”

Names redacted to protect patient privacy.

Common Questions About Asthma

How do you know if you have asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects the airways in the lungs, causing inflammation, narrowing, and increased mucus production, which can lead to symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to speak with your doctor or a healthcare professional. They’ll take a detailed medical history, conduct a physical exam, and may perform a lung function test using a spirometer.

Can asthma be cured?

While asthma cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed with lifestyle changes and the appropriate treatments. Some people may experience a reduction in their asthma symptoms over time, while others may notice their symptoms completely disappear for extended periods but then return.

That being said, it’s essential to continue monitoring and managing asthma symptoms to prevent flare-ups and complications.

What is an asthma attack?

An asthma attack is a sudden and severe worsening of asthma symptoms. During an asthma attack, the airways become swollen, inflamed, and narrow, making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. This can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.

Asthma attacks can range in severity from mild to life-threatening, and they can be triggered by a variety of factors, including exposure to allergens, exercise, respiratory infections, and stress. If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, it’s imperative you have an asthma action plan and to seek medical attention immediately if you’re having an asthma attack.

Can you die from an asthma attack?

During an asthma attack, the airways become narrowed, making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. This can lead to a decrease in oxygen levels in the body, causing severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. In some cases, a severe asthma attack can lead to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest, which can be fatal.

Most asthma attacks can be successfully managed with appropriate treatment, including rescue inhalers and oral medications, and by seeking medical attention promptly if symptoms worsen. It’s imperative for those with asthma to have an asthma action plan in place and to seek medical attention immediately if they experience severe symptoms or have difficulty breathing.

Is asthma an autoimmune disease?

No, asthma is not considered an autoimmune disease. It’s a chronic respiratory condition caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways in the lungs, which can be triggered by a variety of factors. The immune system plays a role in asthma, as it’s involved in the inflammation that occurs in the airways, But asthma is not caused by the immune system attacking healthy tissues, which is the hallmark of autoimmune diseases.

Is asthma hereditary?

Yes, some studies suggest that genetics can play a role in the development of asthma. If one or both parents have asthma, their children are more likely to develop the condition. However, it’s not entirely clear how genes contribute to its development. Other factors, such as environmental factors and lifestyle choices, can also influence one’s risk of developing asthma.

Can you grow out of asthma?

While some children with asthma may outgrow their symptoms, asthma is generally considered a chronic condition that persists throughout life. However, the severity and frequency of asthma symptoms can vary over time and may improve with the right treatment and management. Some people may experience periods of remission where they have few or no symptoms, while others may continue to experience symptoms despite treatment.

If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, it’s important to work closely with your healthcare provider to develop a personalized treatment plan and to monitor your symptoms regularly.

Licensed Professionals Helping Patients Like You

4.94 101 reviews

Banita Sehgal, DO MPH

Family Medicine

Dr. Sehgal is board certified in internal medicine and has been practicing medicine for over 22 years. Before transitioning to telehealth, she worked mainly with a multi-specialty healthcare Group, providing individualized care to over 2,200 patients.

Book Appointment
4.92 261 reviews

Jonathan Guirguis, DO

Internal Medicine

Dr. Guirguis earned his D.O. from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He’s board-certified in Internal Medicine and has a special interest in preventive medicine and nutrition.

Book Appointment
4.99 182 reviews

Nicole Baldwin, APRN

Family Medicine

Nicole is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Urgent Care, Primary Care, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Orthopedic Trauma. During the height of the pandemic, she took time off from her regular position to take on a COVID-19 ICU assignment. Nicole has been working with patients for 15 years.

Book Appointment
4.99 199 reviews

Asunta Moduthagam, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Moduthagam is a board certified physician in Family Medicine. She received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois before pursuing her medical studies. She is dedicated to thoughtful, insightful patient care.

Book Appointment
4.98 178 reviews

David Culpepper, MD FACP

Internal Medicine

Dr. Culpepper has been practicing General Internal Medicine for over 30 years and is guided by his passion to help his patients live healthier lives. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and also holds a professional degree in pharmacy.

Book Appointment
4.82 91 reviews

Harmony Vance, APRN

Family Medicine

Harmony has been caring for patients for more than 20 years in various roles in the medical field. In 2018, she graduated with a Master’s of Science Degree with a specialization in Family Nursing.

Book Appointment
4.93 113 reviews

Payel Gupta, MD, FACAAI

Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; Internal Medicine; Pediatrics

Dr. Gupta is triple board-certified in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; Internal Medicine; and Pediatrics. With a deep interest in global health, she’s volunteered her skills in Liberia, Nepal, India, Haiti, Tanzania, Peru, and Honduras. Dr. Gupta has been practicing medicine for 14 years.

Book Appointment
4.93 112 reviews

Jackie Rosenhein, APRN

Family Medicine

Jackie has worked in healthcare for 30+ years. After serving as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2018. Jackie has experience in Primary Care, Wound Care/Dermatology, Women's and Men's Health, and Urgent Care.

Book Appointment
4.93 170 reviews

Anthony Puopolo, MD

Family Medicine

Dr. Puopolo earned his M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine. He later completed a combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry residency program in the U.S. Army at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii. Dr. Puopolo has been practicing medicine for 22 years.

Book Appointment
4.94 178 reviews

Dina Whiteaker, APRN

Family Medicine

Dina earned her BSN from Methodist College in Omaha. She later graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with an MSN and went on to become a family nurse practitioner. Dina has been working with patients for 12 years.

Book Appointment
4.79 101 reviews

Laurenmarie Cormier, NP

Family Medicine

Laurenmarie began her career as an ER nurse at a level 1 trauma center before transitioning to telemedicine. With a deep foundation in this work, she supports programs that improve patient access to timely and effective care.

Book Appointment
Read More About Asthma and Other Health Conditions
How to Get Rid of Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are reactions to specific substances that are perceived by the immune system as a threat to the body. Learn about the causes and treatment options for hay fever to help you successfully navigate allergy season this year.

An Essential Guide to the Different Types of Pollen Allergies

Allergies can strike anywhere and at any time. Discover the causes, symptoms, and available treatments to effectively manage your pollen allergies.

Tree Pollen Allergies: Types, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

As the springtime flowers start to bloom, you may notice your allergies flaring up. Explore the various tree pollen allergies and learn effective strategies to manage and alleviate any uncomfortable symptoms.

5 Effective Ways to Manage Spring Allergies in Chicago

There are approximately 157,142,000 trees in Chicago, so avoiding allergies can be challenging. Discover strategies to control spring allergies and ease symptoms in the Chicago area.

An Essential Guide to Ragweed Pollen Allergies

Almost 50 million people in the U.S. have symptoms from an allergy to ragweed pollen.Discover symptoms, treatments, and prevention methods for ragweed pollen allergies to better manage your health.

Can Asthma Go Away?

About half of people who develop asthma as a child grow out of it by adulthood. Discover what you can do to better your chances of outgrowing the condition and to prevent the symptoms from coming back later in life.

Important Side Effects of Cetirizine: Everything You Need to Know

Cetirizine is a common allergy medication that can sometimes cause side effects ranging from mild to severe. Learn about the different reactions you could have to antihistamines like cetirizine.

How to Stop a Runny Nose

As the weather gets colder, it’s not uncommon to experience a runny nose. Learn about the causes and treatment options for a runny nose to understand how you can alleviate your symptoms.

Pink Eye vs. Allergies: Understanding the Difference

Learn about the key differences between pink eye and allergies as well as how to manage your symptoms.

An Essential Guide to Managing a Peanut Allergy: Symptoms and Treatments

Learn about the causes and symptoms of peanut allergies and what you can do to prevent accidental exposure.

A Comprehensive Guide on How to Stop Foreskin Itching

With moisturizers, OTC medications, and other home remedies, you can alleviate foreskin itching and promote optimal penile health. Discover the importance of maintaining proper hygiene and adopting healthy habits to prevent foreskin itching.

How to Navigate Allergy Season in New York City

Allergies are hard to avoid during springtime in NYC. Discover easy strategies for effectively managing and alleviating seasonal allergies in New York City.

Why is My Throat Burning?

Learn why we feel pain or a burning sensation in the throat. Plus, get treatment suggestions and advice about when to make a doctor's appointment.

How to Stop Winter Allergies

Winter allergies aren't just about the cold. Being indoors also raises the chance of allergies acting up due to indoor allergens. Learn about the causes, treatment options, and preventative strategies you can use to keep those winter sniffles at bay.

How to Avoid Pollen and Enjoy Being Outdoors in Los Angeles

Don’t let your allergies stop you from enjoying the beauty and excitement of Los Angeles. Learn how to manage your allergies and hay fever symptoms during pollen season in LA.

How Long Do Lactose Intolerance Symptoms Last?

Lactose intolerance is a digestive disorder that manifests in various ways, including gas, bloating, and other GI symptoms. Find out the typical duration of lactose intolerance symptoms, and learn how to manage the condition.

What to Do When Allergies Cause Head Pressure

Allergens are everywhere, and you may be experiencing head pressure from an allergy you don’t even know you have. Discover what you can do to best treat possible allergy headaches.

Bronchitis vs. Asthma: Understanding the Key Differences

Bronchitis and asthma are both respiratory conditions that can cause breathing difficulties, but they differ in their underlying causes, symptoms, and management. Understanding these differences is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Can Allergies Cause Fever?

Both of them can make you feel miserable. Learn more about the connection between the two.

What is Cetirizine? How it Works, Dosage, and Interactions

Cetirizine is a medication used in antihistamines. Discover how cetirizine works to provide effective allergy relief.

The Best Home Remedies for Ear Infection Relief

Ear infections can be painful and annoying, but fortunately, they can usually be treated at home. Learn about some of the best home remedies for ear infection relief.

Why Do You Have Sharp Eye Pain?

Eye pain can vary in intensity depending on the cause. Learn more about the preventative and treatment methods for sharp eye pain.

What Causes Hives in Toddlers?

Children experience many medical conditions that can cause hives. Learn about what to do if your child presents with these symptoms and how to treat them.

Allergic Reactions on the Lips: What Causes Them, and How Can I Treat Them?

Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for allergic reactions on your lips.

Why Does My Asthma Get Worse at Night?

Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of nighttime asthma.