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What are second-line treatments for eosinophilic asthma?

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If your eosinophilic asthma�s isn�t well-controlled, your doctor probably will add a drug on top of your inhaled corticosteroid. It�s called a long-acting bronchodilator. It quickly opens up your airways so air can move in and out of your lungs more easily.

Another option is using an inhaler while taking corticosteroid pills, but that may not work very well for eosinophilic asthma.

SOURCES:

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “Asthma Treatments.”

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

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America: “Oral Corticosteroid Stewardship Statement.”

UpToDate: “Treatment of Severe Asthma in Adolescents & Adults.”

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

Rachel Taliercio, DO, pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 3, 2020

SOURCES:

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: “Eosinophilic Asthma.”

American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: “Asthma Treatments.”

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

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America: “Oral Corticosteroid Stewardship Statement.”

UpToDate: “Treatment of Severe Asthma in Adolescents & Adults.”

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

Rachel Taliercio, DO, pulmonologist, Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on February 3, 2020

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