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What are the first-line treatments for eosinophilic asthma?

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When you are first diagnosed with asthma, your doctor usually will put you on a treatment plan that includes a rescue, or quick-relief, medication. This is an inhaler that works fast to control asthma symptoms. You also will take drugs every day to control the inflammation in your airways that causes your symptoms. The first choice for it is inhaled corticosteroids. They help ease swelling and tightness in your airways.

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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