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What are medications for allergic asthma?

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Bronchodilators, which relax the muscles around the airways, allow you to breathe easier. These drugs are often used to stop asthma symptoms after they've started. Sometimes, you use them daily to help control your asthma.

Anti-inflammatory drugs, which ease swelling, are used for long-term control of asthma.

Other medications can prevent your airways from tightening or block the release of chemicals that trigger the allergic reaction.

Allergy shots or tablets can train your immune system to stop overreacting to specific allergens.

From: What Is Allergic Asthma? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "What to expect at the doctor's office," "How to help your allergies and asthma," "Allergic asthma information," "Is your asthma allergic?" 

American Medical Association, 1998.  Essential Guide to Asthma,

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Asthma: How is Asthma Diagnosed?" "How is asthma treated?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 30, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "What to expect at the doctor's office," "How to help your allergies and asthma," "Allergic asthma information," "Is your asthma allergic?" 

American Medical Association, 1998.  Essential Guide to Asthma,

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Asthma: How is Asthma Diagnosed?" "How is asthma treated?"

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 30, 2019

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