Home > Lung Disease > Asthma Treatment Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Oct 08, 2008 by JamesLi, Views: 4902 The mainstay of asthma treatment is medication to prevent or reduce the inflammation in the bronchial tubes. The most common medication used for chronic asthma treatment is an inhaled corticosteroid, which is a good medication to reduce inflammation. Other medications used include inhaled bronchodilators, which open up the airways. Sometimes treatment with allergy shots can be helpful if certain allergens trigger a persons asthma. Dr. James Li, of the Mayo Clinic, discusses asthma treatment.