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11/13/2017 Offices closing on Friday 11/24

All offices will be closed on Friday, 11/24/2017, the day after Thanksgiving. All offices will open for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.

11/13/2017 Bel Air office closing early 11/22/2017

The Bel Air Office will be open from 8-4 on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will remain closed until the following Monday, 11/27/2017.

11/13/2017 Greenbelt Office Closed 11/22/2017

The Greenbelt office will be closed on Wednesday, 11/22/2017 and will reopen for normal hours on Monday, 11/27/2018.

11/13/2017 DC office Closing early 11/22/2017

Our DC/Foggy Bottom office will be closing at 2pm on 11/22/2017. We will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, 11/27/2017.

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Asthma Control Medications

The Allergy & Asthma Center provides information on control and prevention medications for managing asthma.

Types of Asthma Control and Prevention Medications

The following are common asthma control and prevention medications used to help manage asthma.

Anti-inflammatories (inhaled corticosteroids): A corticosteroid is an asthma control medication used to prevent and control the swelling (inflammation) that causes your airways to narrow and produce more mucus; may be used in combination with long-term bronchodilators. They are an important part for long term management and prevention of asthma symptoms. (Asmanex, Pulmicort, QVAR, Flovent). Some common side effects of using inhaled corticosteroids include sore throat, hoarseness and yeast in the mouth. These symptoms can be avoided by rinsing your mouth with water and brushing teeth after each dose.

Long Acting Bronchodilators: A long-acting beta2-agonists is an asthma prevention medication used for long term control of daytime symptoms, nocturnal asthma, and exercise-induced bronchospasm. They relax and widen narrowed airways. These medications are never used alone for treatment; typically used as combination therapy with an inhaled steroid.

Combination Medications: Combine both an anti-inflammatory drug and a long acting bronchodilator drug. These medications are also used for prevention of symptoms and must be used daily to be effective. Be sure to rinse mouth after using to avoid getting yeast in the back of the mouth. (Examples of these meds are: Advair Diskus, Advair MDI, Symbicort MDI, Dulera MDI)

Leukotrienes: (Singulair, Zyflo) are chemical substances that promote the inflammatory response seen during exposure to allergens. By keeping these chemicals from producing swelling, leukotriene inhibitors reduce inflammation.

To schedule an appointment with an asthma specialist, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.




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