Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland

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Allergy & Asthma Center Baltimore, Maryland
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07/05/2017 WELCOME DR JOSEPHS

The Allergy and Asthma Center is excited to welcome Dr Shelby Josephs to our practice. Dr Josephs will be seeing patients in our new North Bethesda Office. Check our "Our Providers" and "Locations" page for more info!





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Asthma Medications

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs and airways affecting more than 15 million Americans. Below are some common medications prescribed to manage asthma symptoms and provide asthma relief.

Control and Prevention Medications

Control medications or anti-inflammatory medications decrease or prevent inflammation and swelling in the airways. They are considered the long-term asthma relief medications.

The following are medications prescribed to control or manage asthma.

  • Corticosteroids
  • Leukotriene modifiers
  • Long-acting beta2-agonist
  • Combination inhalers
  • Theophylline
  • Rescue Medications

    Rescue medications are used for short-term asthma relief usually during an asthma attack. Types of rescue medications are as follows:

  • Short-acting beta2-agonist
  • Ipratropium
  • Oral and intravenous corticosteroids
  • Other Types of Asthma Treatments

    The following are treatment options for asthma that is worsened by allergies.

  • Allergy shots
  • Omalizumab (Xolair): medical injections every 2-4 weeks
  • Allergy medications: oral and nasal sprays
  • Asthma Action Plan

    The asthma specialists at The Allergy & Asthma Center will work with you to design a customized asthma action plan. This plan will help you determine when to take your asthma medicines based on symptoms, outline your asthma triggers and teach you how to monitor your asthma using a peak flow meter.

    If you would like more information on asthma treatment or to schedule an appointment, call us at 1-800-778-9923 or email us.

     
     

     

     
























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