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What are inhaled corticosteroids for asthma?

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If your doctor thinks you're using your rescue inhaler too often, that's a sign your asthma isn't under control. You may need to take medications such as inhaled steroids every day.

You inhale these drugs through a portable device. They curb inflammation in your lungs' airways.

They're called "controller" medications because they help control your asthma over longer periods. These medications can help keep your lungs working better after future asthma attacks. You probably won't need your rescue inhaler as much either.

SOURCES:

CDC: "Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Facts and Figures."

Jill Poole, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "Asthma Treatment and Management," "Leukotriene Modifiers."

Dermatology Online Journal : “Omalizumab: A recombinant humanized monoclonal IgE-blocking antibody.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Asthma."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Facts and Figures."

Jill Poole, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology: "Asthma Treatment and Management," "Leukotriene Modifiers."

Dermatology Online Journal : “Omalizumab: A recombinant humanized monoclonal IgE-blocking antibody.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 29, 2019

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