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Aspirin-induced asthma

Aspirin-induced asthma: Introduction

Aspirin-induced asthma: Aspirin-induced asthma refers to inflammation and constriction of the airways that is triggered by the use of aspirin. A significant number of patients with aspirin-induced asthma also have steroid-dependant asthma where they require regular steroidal asthma medication to maintain normal lung functioning. The severity of symptoms is variable. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Aspirin-induced asthma is available below.

Aspirin-induced asthma: Treatments

There is no cure but avoiding aspirin 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) whereas ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Aspirin-induced asthma

Treatments for Aspirin-induced asthma

  • Avoid using aspirin. Medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories
  • Management of Aspirin-induced asthma revolves around trying to avoid aspirin, 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 - Aspirin, NSAID's and foods and medications containing salicylates may trigger symptoms in this group of patients. Salicylates are present in aspirin 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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Aspirin-induced asthma: Complications

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Causes of Aspirin-induced asthma

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Aspirin-induced asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Aspirin-induced asthma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Aspirin-induced asthma

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Prognosis for Aspirin-induced asthma

Prognosis for Aspirin-induced asthma: The prognosis varies depending on how well exposure to triggers 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 patient's symptoms.

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