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Extrinsic asthma

Extrinsic asthma: Introduction

Extrinsic asthma: Extrinsic asthma is a type of asthma that is triggered by an exposure to an allergen. Extrinsic asthma involves constriction and inflammation of the airways in response to exposure to the allergen. Examples of possible allergens include dust mites, pollen and mould. The severity of symptoms and allergen involved is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Extrinsic asthma is available below.

Extrinsic asthma: Treatments

There is no cure but avoiding the triggers 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.g. ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Extrinsic asthma

Treatments for Extrinsic 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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Extrinsic asthma: Complications

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Causes of Extrinsic asthma

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Less Common Symptoms of Extrinsic asthma

Extrinsic asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Extrinsic asthma: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Extrinsic asthma

Prognosis for Extrinsic 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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