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Salicylate-sensitive asthma

Salicylate-sensitive asthma: Introduction

Salicylate-sensitive asthma: Salicylate-sensitive asthma is a type of asthma that is triggered by salicylates which can be found in medications such as aspirin as well as many foods. Asthma involves constriction and inflammation of the airways which makes breathing difficult. The severity of symptoms is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Salicylate-sensitive asthma is available below.

Salicylate-sensitive asthma: Treatments

There is no cure but identifying and avoiding the triggering factors will prevent symptoms developing. Symptoms may be managed by various asthma medications such as bronchodilators, antiinflammatories and asthma inhalers. Some medications act as long-term controllers (e.g. corticosteroids, long-acting beta-2 agonists, leukotriene modifiers, Cromolyn, Nedocromil, Theophylline) ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Salicylate-sensitive asthma

Treatments for Salicylate-sensitive asthma

  • Avoiding salicylates. Medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories
  • Management of salicylate sensitive asthma revolves around trying to avoid salicylates, as well as utilising an asthma action plan if symptoms arise. Preventer medications also have a role in patients with frequent symptoms. Approaches include:
  • Avoidance of triggers - Salicylates are present in aspiring containing medications, naturally occurring in fruits and vegetables, as well as manufactured foodstuffs
  • 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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Salicylate-sensitive asthma: Complications

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Causes of Salicylate-sensitive asthma

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Less Common Symptoms of Salicylate-sensitive asthma

Salicylate-sensitive asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Salicylate-sensitive asthma: Rare Types

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Prognosis for Salicylate-sensitive asthma

Prognosis for Salicylate-sensitive asthma: A good prognosis for asthma relies on adhering to treatment therapies which may involve medications, preventative medications and avoidance of triggering factors. Although asthma can be a serious life-threatening condition, death is relatively uncommon.

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More information about Salicylate-sensitive asthma

  1. Salicylate-sensitive asthma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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