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What happens once an occupational asthma attack is triggered?

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When you start to have an asthma attack, your airways begin to swell and tighten (bronchospasm) and produce mucus. The swelling and extra mucus partially block, or obstruct, the airways. This makes it harder push air out of your lungs (exhale).

From: Your Job and Occupational Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Occupational Asthma: Tips to Remember."

OSHA: "Occupational Asthma."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 08, 2018

SOURCE:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Occupational Asthma: Tips to Remember."

OSHA: "Occupational Asthma."

 

Reviewed by Louise Chang on July 08, 2018

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