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How can bronchial thermoplasty help with treating eosinophilic asthma?

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Unlike the prescription medication, bronchial thermoplasty is a procedure that's being studied to treat eosinophilic asthma. Your doctor may recommend it if other methods haven't controlled your symptoms. A lung specialist uses a special probe and thermal heat to lessen the smooth muscle in your airways. This keeps the muscles from constricting during an asthma attack. To get the most benefit, bronchial thermoplasty may require multiple procedures over several weeks.

SOURCES:

Asthma.net: "Asthma Subgroups: Diagnosing, Treating Persistent Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: "Eosinophilia."

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: "Corticosteroid (Inhalation Route)."

Albert A. Rizzo, MD, senior medical advisor to the American Lung Association; section chief of pulmonary medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

Mayo Clinic: "Oral Thrush."

Mayo Clinic: "Anaphylaxis."

Mayo Clinic: "Asthma."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

SOURCES:

Asthma.net: "Asthma Subgroups: Diagnosing, Treating Persistent Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: "Eosinophilia."

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Mayo Clinic: "Corticosteroid (Inhalation Route)."

Albert A. Rizzo, MD, senior medical advisor to the American Lung Association; section chief of pulmonary medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE.

Mayo Clinic: "Oral Thrush."

Mayo Clinic: "Anaphylaxis."

Mayo Clinic: "Asthma."

Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy on December 17, 2018

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