PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

How can flu shots help with eosinophilic asthma flares?

ANSWER

Respiratory Infections like a cold, the flu, or a sinus infection are common causes of asthma flare-ups. You can avoid them by washing your hands often and staying away from people who seem sick. The best way to prevent influenza is to get a flu vaccine every year. You should also get the pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax 23). This helps lower your risk of pneumonia.

SOURCES:

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

J. Allen Meadows, MD, president, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

ERJ Open Research: “Management of the patient with eosinophilic asthma: a new era begins.”

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America: “Asthma Action Plan.”

Rachel Taliercio, DO, pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic.

American Academy of Family Physicians: “How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler.”

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma Treatment: 3 Steps to Better Asthma Control.”

American Lung Association: “Reduce Asthma Triggers.”

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America: “Strong Emotions, Stress and Depression Can Trigger Asthma.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “Pneumococcal Vaccination in Asthma,” “Allergy Testing.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 3, 2020

SOURCES:

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

J. Allen Meadows, MD, president, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

ERJ Open Research: “Management of the patient with eosinophilic asthma: a new era begins.”

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America: “Asthma Action Plan.”

Rachel Taliercio, DO, pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic.

American Academy of Family Physicians: “How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler.”

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma Treatment: 3 Steps to Better Asthma Control.”

American Lung Association: “Reduce Asthma Triggers.”

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America: “Strong Emotions, Stress and Depression Can Trigger Asthma.”

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “Pneumococcal Vaccination in Asthma,” “Allergy Testing.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 3, 2020

NEXT QUESTION:

How does keeping a diary of your symptoms help manage your eosinophilic asthma?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: