Occupational Asthma (cont.)
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What are the symptoms of occupational asthma?
In most people with occupational asthma, the symptoms appear a short time after beginning work and subside after leaving work.
These are the most common symptoms of occupational asthma. Most people do not have all these symptoms.
Allergy symptoms that occur at work but get better away from work also may be a sign of irritants in the air that could provoke asthma symptoms. The following symptoms could occur:
When to Seek Medical Care for Occupational Asthma
If you have asthma symptoms at work that get better away from work, make an appointment with your health-care provider promptly.
If you have occupational asthma, you should have an action plan worked out in advance with your health-care provider. This plan should include instructions on what to do when an asthma attack occurs, when to call the health-care provider, and when to go to a hospital emergency department.
Although asthma is a reversible disease, and treatments are available, people can die from a severe asthma attack.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2016
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