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Allergic asthma

Allergic asthma: Introduction

Allergic asthma: Allergic asthma is one of the most common forms of asthma and is triggered by exposure to an allergen. Upon exposure to the allergen, the airways become constricted and inflamed which affects breathing. The severity of symptoms is variable. This form of asthma is more common in children than adults. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Allergic asthma is available below.

Allergic asthma: Treatments

There is no cure but avoiding the allergen will prevent symptoms developing. Various measures can be used to limit this exposure e.g. limit outdoor activities when high pollen counts are high. Symptoms may be managed by various asthma medications such as bronchodilators, antiinflammatories and asthma inhalers. Some medications act as long-term controllers (e ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Allergic asthma

Treatments for Allergic asthma

  • Avoid allergens which trigger the symptoms. Medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories. Immunotherapy and anti-IgE monoclonal antibody administration are specific treatments aimed at desensitizing patients and reducing the allergic response
  • Management of asthma, and medications used to prevent and treat symptoms depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms. Treatments for extrinsic asthma include:
  • Avoidance of triggers - certain medications, pollens, dust etc
  • Avoidance of cigarette smoking - smoking cessation and avoidance of others smoking
  • Utilisation of an asthma action plan and self monitoring
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Allergic asthma

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Allergic asthma: Complications

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Causes of Allergic asthma

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Less Common Symptoms of Allergic asthma

Allergic asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Allergic asthma

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Hospitals & Clinics: Allergic asthma

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Allergic asthma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Allergic asthma

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Prognosis for Allergic asthma

Prognosis for Allergic asthma: The prognosis varies depending on how well exposure to the allergen can be controlled and whether other asthma preventative measures are utilized e.g. preventative medications. Prognosis is also affected by the severity of the individual response to the asthma-inducing allergen.

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