Occupational Asthma (cont.)
Occupational Asthma Treatment
Treatment in occupational asthma depends on how severe the asthma is.
- Prevention is always the first choice of treatment. If your asthma is not very severe, prevention may be enough to avoid symptoms. For some people, just avoiding exposure to the trigger is possible and is enough to prevent symptoms; for others, a combination of avoiding the trigger and medication can prevent symptoms.
- People with severe occupational asthma may need to consider changing to a different job or a different line of work.
The goals of treatment are as follows:
- To prevent asthma attacks
- To carry on with normal activities
- To maintain normal or near-normal lung function
- To have as few medication side effects as possible
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