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Types of Asthma

Allergic Asthma
Allergic Asthma

Allergic asthma is the most common type of asthma. About 90% of kids with childhood asthma have allergies, compared with about 50% of adults with asthma. The symptoms that go along with allergic asthma show up after you breathe things called allergens (or allergy triggers) like pollen, dust mites, or mold.

source: webmd.com
Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD)
Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD)

Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD), also known as Samter’s Triad or Aspirin Sensitive Asthma, is a chronic medical condition that consists of asthma, recurrent sinus disease with nasal polyps, and a sensitivity to aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Asthma Without Allergies
Asthma Without Allergies

6 types of asthma and how they're treated ... Patients may be prescribed inhaled corticosteroids depending on the severity of their asthma. 2. Asthma without allergies.

source: mnn.com
Cough Variant
Cough Variant

Cough-variant asthma is a type of asthma in which the main symptom is a dry, non-productive cough. (A non-productive cough does not expel any mucus from the respiratory tract.) People with cough-variant asthma often have no other "classic" asthma symptoms, such as wheezing or shortness of breath.

source: webmd.com
Exercise Induced Asthma
Exercise Induced Asthma

For people with exercise-induced asthma, some activities are better than others. Activities that involve short, intermittent periods of exertion, such as volleyball, gymnastics, baseball, walking, and wrestling, are generally well tolerated by people with exercise-induced asthma.

source: webmd.com
Occupational Asthma
Occupational Asthma

The workplace can be hazardous for people with allergies. Learn more from WebMD about occupational asthma.

source: webmd.com
Step 2 or Mild Persistent
Step 2 or Mild Persistent

Symptom-based therapy with inhaled corticosteroids and β 2-agonists is a relatively new approach, but it is supported in the literature. 4 It has distinct advantages for patients with mild persistent asthma that is well controlled, such as the patient in the case vignette.

source: nejm.org
Step 3 or Moderate Persistent
Step 3 or Moderate Persistent

Intermittent Mild Moderate Severe ... Step 6 Intermittent Asthma Persistent Asthma: Daily Medication Consult with asthma specialist if step 3 care or hi gher is required. Consider consultation at step 2. Preferred SABA as needed Low-dose ICS Medium-dose ICS Medium-dose ICS +

source: med.umich.edu
Step 4 or Severe Persistent
Step 4 or Severe Persistent

Persistent Asthma: Daily Medication Consult with asthma specialist if step 4 care or hi gher is required. Consider consultation at step 3. Consider consultation at step 3.

source: med.umich.edu

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