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How is asthmatic bronchitis treated?

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Asthmatic bronchitis treatments are essentially the same as those used to treat asthma and bronchitis, and may include:

  • Short-acting bronchodilators, such as albuterol, to help open the airway to provide short-term relief
  • Inhaled corticosteroids
  • Long-acting bronchodilators used together with inhaled corticosteroids
  • Leukotriene modifiers
  • Cromolyn or theophylline
  • Combination inhalers containing both a steroid and a bronchodilator
  • Long-acting anticholinergics
  • A humidifier or steam

From: Asthmatic Bronchitis WebMD Medical Reference

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Gupta, V. , 2003. JK-Practitioner

American International Health Alliance: "Bronchial Asthma: Clinical Practice Guideline for General Practitioners."

Link, N. and Tanner, M., eds, , BMJ Books, 2001. The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine

Kliegman, R.M.; Behrman, R.E.; Jenson, H.B.; Stanton, B.F.; eds., , Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "AAAI Allergy and Asthma Drug Guide."

Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."

FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 06, 2017

SOURCES:

Gupta, V. , 2003. JK-Practitioner

American International Health Alliance: "Bronchial Asthma: Clinical Practice Guideline for General Practitioners."

Link, N. and Tanner, M., eds, , BMJ Books, 2001. The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine

Kliegman, R.M.; Behrman, R.E.; Jenson, H.B.; Stanton, B.F.; eds., , Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "AAAI Allergy and Asthma Drug Guide."

Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."

FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 06, 2017

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