Asthma is a common inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is characterised by variable and recurring symptoms that include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Depending on the individual, these symptoms can become worse at night or while participating in certain activities. For a family of an asthmatic, it can be a difficult task to ensure that the individual is well cared for. There’s no cure but there are options that can help a family make the patient’s lifestyle much easier.