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Have you found a way to manage your triggers? Share some helpful tips here!

  • By eczemaliving

    Asthma has no cure but its symptoms can be controlled with an effective asthma management and treatment. This involves taking your medications as directed by the physician and learning to avoid the asthma triggers.

    Controller medications are taken daily that include corticosteroids (fluticasone, budesonide, mometasone, ciclesonide, flunisolide, beclomethasone and others).
    LABAs are symptom-controllers that are helpful in opening the airways. It should never be recommended as a sole therapy for asthma.
    Leukotriene modifiers are the oral medications that particularly includes zafirlukast, zileuton, and montelukast.
    Anticholinergics also help in opening the airways and are used as a maintenance therapy for asthma.
    Quick relief medicines like inhaled bronchodilator, albuterol, pirbuterol can be used for asthma relief. These acts as a short relief beta agonists. These medicines do not take place of controller medicines.

    Thanks,
    Nav

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  • By Leon Lebowitz, RRT Moderator

    Hi eczemaliving (Nav) and thanks for your post and the information in response to our posted question. We appreciate your input and participation here. Wishing you the best, Leon (site moderator)

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