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Occupational Asthma Topic Guide

Occupational Asthma Occupational Asthma: Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways caused by external triggers. Occupational asthma is asthma caused by something inhaled at the workplace, such as:
  • fumes,
  • dust,
  • smoke,
  • chemicals,
  • vapors,
  • allergens, or
  • molds.
Workplace triggers may also include temperature extremes or stress.

Occupational Asthma Topic Guide - Visuals

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Occupational Asthma Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

fluticasone and salmeterol (inhalation) Fluticasone And Salmeterol (inhalation)

Fluticasone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing mu...learn more »

formoterol Formoterol

Formoterol inhalation is a long-acting bronchodilator. It relaxes muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

budesonide inhalation Budesonide Inhalation

Budesonide is a steroid that reduces inflammation in the body.

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ipratropium (nasal) Ipratropium (nasal)

Ipratropium nasal (for the nose) works by reducing mucus secretions in the nose...learn more »

zafirlukast Zafirlukast

Zafirlukast is a leukotriene (loo-koe-TRY-een) inhibitor. Leukotrienes are chemicals your body releases when you breathe in an allergen (such as pollen). T...learn more »

salmeterol (inhalation) Salmeterol (inhalation)

Salmeterol is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

fluticasone inhalation Fluticasone Inhalation

Fluticasone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

flunisolide inhalation Flunisolide Inhalation

Flunisolide is a steroid inhalation medicine that is used to prevent asthma attacks in adults and children who are at least 6 years old.

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terbutaline (oral) Terbutaline (oral)

Terbutaline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the airways to improve breathing...learn more »

albuterol Albuterol

Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs...learn more »

albuterol inhalation Albuterol Inhalation

Albuterol is a bronchodilator that relaxes muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs...learn more »

cromolyn sodium (oral) Cromolyn Sodium (oral)

Cromolyn sodium works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

cromolyn sodium (inhalation) Cromolyn Sodium (inhalation)

Cromolyn sodium works by preventing the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

theophylline Theophylline

Theophylline is a bronchodilator. It works by relaxing muscles in the lungs and chest, making the lungs less sensitive to allergens and other causes of bronc...learn more »