Steroids can be an effective way to help manage asthma symptoms. When taken orally or inhaled, they reduce inflammation in the airways, making it easier to breathe. This can lead to fewer flare-ups and a decrease in the severity of symptoms. Steroids can also make it easier to control asthma triggers, such as dust or pollen. By reducing inflammation, they can make it easier to exercise or participate in other activities without having an asthma attack. However, it is important to speak with a healthcare provider before starting any steroid therapy to ensure the safest, most effective treatment.