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Occupational asthma

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

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

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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

Occupational asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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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

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.

Research about Occupational asthma

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Occupational asthma: Broader Related Topics

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