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What medications are used to treat allergic asthma?

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Try nasal allergy medications that don’t make you sleepy, saline rinses, and decongestant nasal sprays (but only for a few days). If these don’t work, use nasal steroid sprays and stronger antihistamines. If none of this helps, it may be time to talk to a doctor about allergy shots. There are many good asthma treatments, but most require a prescription. These medications include inhaled steroids, which fight inflammation, and bronchodilators, which open up your airways. If traditional treatments don’t help your allergic asthma, Xolair, an injectable medication that reduces IgE levels, may help. Also , the long-acting anticholinergic medication called tiotropium bromide (Spiriva Respimat) may be used in addition to your regular maintenance medications to help with symptom control. This medication can be used by anyone ages 6 years and older.

From: 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.  National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Asthma: How is Asthma Diagnosed?" "How is asthma treated?" Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.




Essential Guide to Asthma,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 6, 2017

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.  National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Asthma: How is Asthma Diagnosed?" "How is asthma treated?" Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.




Essential Guide to Asthma,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 6, 2017

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