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How can corticosteroids help with treating eosinophilic asthma?

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These are maintenance drugs, which means they help you maintain normal breathing and prevent asthma symptoms from taking control. Their job is to keep certain cells in the lungs and airways from releasing chemicals that cause asthma attacks to act up.

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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