Inhaled steroids are crucial to control of persistent asthma. Inhalers are available in aerosol and dry powder forms both of which are very effective when used regularly and properly (with good inhaler technique).
Unfortunately local side effects may complicate asthma control when it occurs. Two occasional problems are hoarseness and oral thrush. I posted an article on HealthCentral.com which further explains these adverse effects and what you can do about them.
Do any of your inhalers cause you to have a raspy voice, or cause a white or yellow coating on the tongue or roof of your mouth?
If so, click on this link: Avoiding Local Side Effects...