Exercise-Induced Asthma (cont.)
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What Is the Medical Treatment for Exercise-Induced Asthma?
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Most people with exercise-induced asthma, if exercise is their only trigger, do not have to take medication every day (unless they exercise every day). Medication is taken before exercising, each time you exercise, to prevent an attack.
Precautions that may help reduce your chance of having an asthma attack include the following:
If you have frequent exercise-induced asthma attacks despite using preventive medication, or if you have attacks when you are not exercising, you need to see your health-care professional right away. You may need to use daily medication to control the underlying inflammation that is causing your frequent attacks.
Together, you and your health-care professional will develop an action plan for your particular situation in case of asthma attack. The action plan will include the following:
Last Reviewed 9/11/2017
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