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How is eosinophilic asthma treated?

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You may get relief from typical asthma treatments. These are drugs that stop inflammation (corticosteroids) and quick-relief inhalers (bronchodilators).

But these medications don�t always work if you have eosinophilic asthma. Your doctor may also give you a medicine called a biologic. It targets eosinophils and makes your body less able to make them. You�ll take it along with other asthma drugs. If you have sinus infections, you may also get antibiotics.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma,” “Nasal polyps,” “COPD.”

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Cincinnati Children’s: “What is an Eosinophil?”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Asthma.”

Journal of Asthma and Allergy : “Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic asthma: a US perspective.”

Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease : “Eosinophilic airway inflammation: role in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

American Lung Association: “When to See Your Doctor.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 24, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma,” “Nasal polyps,” “COPD.”

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

Cincinnati Children’s: “What is an Eosinophil?”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “Asthma.”

Journal of Asthma and Allergy : “Diagnosis and management of eosinophilic asthma: a US perspective.”

Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease : “Eosinophilic airway inflammation: role in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.”

American Lung Association: “When to See Your Doctor.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on January 24, 2020

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