Seasonal asthma: Introduction
Seasonal asthma: Seasonal asthma refers to inflammation and constriction of the airways that is triggered by the presence of airborne allergens such as pollen. This type of asthma tends to occur in a seasonal cycle in response to seasonal increases in levels of pollen and other airborne allergens in the air. The severity of symptoms is variable.
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causes, and treatments of Seasonal asthma is available below.
Seasonal 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.g. corticosteroids, long ...more treatments »
Symptoms of Seasonal asthma
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Treatments for Seasonal 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. Specific treatments that may have a role in seasonal asthma include leukotriene receptor antagonists and omalizumab. Other treatments for seasonal 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
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Seasonal asthma: Complications
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Causes of Seasonal asthma
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Less Common Symptoms of Seasonal asthma
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Seasonal asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Seasonal asthma: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Seasonal asthma
Prognosis for Seasonal 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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