This is asthma caused solely by something where you work. There are over 200 substances currently known and recognised as a cause of occupational asthma. Examples are: isocyanates, latex and some wood dusts. Oral steroid A class of medications generally used to help treat severe asthma attacks. Because these medications travel throughout the bloodstream to the entire body, there is more chance for serious side effects to occur.


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Occupational asthma Symptoms

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Screening and diagnosis
... Diagnosing occupational asthma is similar to diagnosing nonoccupational asthma. But there''s an important difference. Because occupational asthma is covered by state workers'' compensation laws, your ...
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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms of occupational asthma may include: Wheezing Coughing Shortness of breath Chest tightness Difficulty exercising Other possible accompanying signs and symptoms may include: Runny nos...
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Occupational asthma Prevention

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... If you haven''t yet entered the work force, you may be able to prevent occupational asthma by avoiding employment in high-risk professions. This may be especially important if you have a family or per...
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Occupational asthma Treatment

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... The longer you''re exposed to a substance that causes occupational asthma, the worse your symptoms will become. Left untreated, occupational asthma can cause permanent lung damage that requires treatm...
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... The best treatment for occupational asthma is to completely avoid the workplace substance that causes your symptoms. But that''s easier said than done. Once you become sensitive to a substance, even t...
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Occupational asthma Support

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Coping skills
... Because occupational asthma can affect both your health and career, it''s often a double whammy. Coping with asthma is complicated enough without the added stress of searching for a new job. So you ma...
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Occupational asthma Other

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... Do you wheeze, cough or feel short of breath at work, but not during weekends and vacations? If so, you may have occupational asthma, a lung disease caused by inhaling workplace fumes, gases or dust. ...
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