Occupational asthma: Introduction
Occupational asthma: Occupational asthma refers to inflammation and constriction of the airways that occurs in a workplace setting. There is a wide range of chemicals and other airway irritants that are used in a workplace settings and can result in inhalation exposure that can produce asthma symptoms. The severity of symptoms is variable. Occupational exposures can also exacerbate existing asthma symptoms.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Occupational asthma is available below.
Occupational 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, ...more treatments »
Symptoms of Occupational asthma
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symptoms of Occupational asthma
Treatments for Occupational asthma
- Avoid or minimize substances that induce the asthma symptoms. Medications such as bronchodilators and corticosteroids
- Avoidance of exposure to triggering agent(s)
- Treatment of acute exacerbations:
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Occupational asthma:
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- Child General Health: Home Testing
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Occupational asthma: Complications
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Causes of Occupational asthma
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Less Common Symptoms of Occupational asthma
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Occupational asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions
Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:
Misdiagnosis and Occupational asthma
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common symptoms are...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure can...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases
are difficult to diagnose.
Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often...read more »
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Occupational asthma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Occupational asthma
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Occupational asthma: Rare Types
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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Occupational asthma
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Occupational asthma: Animations
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Prognosis for Occupational asthma
Prognosis for Occupational asthma:
The prognosis varies depending on how well triggering factors can be avoided and whether asthma management plans are adhered to (e.g. preventative medications). Prognosis is also affected by the underlying severity of the individual patient's symptoms.
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Research about Occupational asthma
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Occupational asthma: Broader Related Topics
Types of Occupational asthma
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