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Virus-induced asthma

Virus-induced asthma: Introduction

Virus-induced asthma: Virus-induced asthma refers to inflammation and constriction of the airways that is triggered by a viral respiratory infection. This form of asthma usually has a sudden onset and is relatively severe. Viral respiratory infections can also exacerbate existing asthma symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Virus-induced asthma is available below.

Virus-induced asthma: Treatments

Symptoms may be best managed by taking measures to speed up recovery from the viral infection e.g. rest and fluids. Specific asthma medications may include bronchodilators and steroid inhalers. Oral steroids may be needed in severe cases. Patients prone to this form of asthma may benefit from having regular flu shots to prevent viral respiratory infections. ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Virus-induced asthma

Treatments for Virus-induced asthma

  • Medications such as bronchodilators and corticosteroids
  • Management of asthma, and medications used to prevent and treat symptoms depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms. For some people, especially children, symptoms of asthma may only be present with an intercurrent viral illness, and are best treated with reliever medications when symptoms occur. Other people with more frequent asthma symptoms that are made worse when they have a viral illness may require preventer as well as reliever medication. Tretaments include
  • Avoidance of cigarette smoking - smoking cessation and avoidance of others smoking
  • Utilisation of an asthma action plan and self monitoring
  • Reliever medications for symptomatic relief:
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Virus-induced asthma: Complications

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Causes of Virus-induced asthma

  • Viral respiratory infection - usually the common cold but also viruses like influenza.
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Less Common Symptoms of Virus-induced asthma

Virus-induced asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Virus-induced asthma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Virus-induced asthma

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Virus-induced asthma: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Virus-induced asthma

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Virus-induced asthma: Animations

Prognosis for Virus-induced asthma

Prognosis for Virus-induced asthma: The prognosis varies depending on how quickly the patient recovers from the virus and the individual severity of symptoms.

Research about Virus-induced asthma

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