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How do medications treat obstructive lung disease?

Medication is used to help relieve shortness of breath caused by obstructive lung disease and to reduce chronic coughing. Medications, such as steroids, are also used to help alleviate inflammation around the airways to improve breathing functions. Antibiotics are sometimes used to fight respiratory infections that accompany obstructive lung disease.

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When does obstructive lung disease begin to develop?
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Does obstructive lung disease affect children differently than adults?
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