OPEN AIRWAYS - Helping Bermuda Breathe - (441) 536-6060


Asthma Treatments and how to use devices

Asthma treatments/medications are safe and effective.

There are two main kinds of asthma treatments:



Controller inhalers stop your airways from being so sensitive.


They may take 7 to 10 days to be effective.

The protective effect builds up over several weeks.


It is important that you take your controller every day to keep your asthma away!

Quick reliever inhalers are taken to relieve asthma symptoms

(cough, wheeze & tight chest).


They quickly relax the muscles surrounding the narrowed airways (within 5-10 minutes), making it easier to breath again.


If you need your reliever inhaler more than twice a week, talk to your doctor – you may need a controller inhaler.

This is because reliever inhalers do not reduce the swelling in your airways.



Our Mission

Open Airways is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of over 8,000 people in Bermuda whose lives are affected by asthma and other long-term breathing difficulties.

Contact info

Nurse: (441) 536-6060 - [email protected]

Info: (441) 238-3261 - [email protected]


P.O. Box HM 1164,

Hamilton HMEX, Bermuda

Registered Charity #458

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