Management

Once the diagnosis of occupational asthma is made, the primary intervention is to reduce or eliminate the worker's exposure to the offending agent. However, this option is limited in the agricultural setting as compared to other industrial workplaces (107).

Pharmacological treatment of asthma is predicated on the severity of disease and whether the asthmatic symptoms are intermittent or persistent. Intermittent asthma is treated with no daily medication except with an inhaled P-agonist as needed for symptoms; persistent asthma is treated with a daily inhaled corticosteroid medication along with an inhaled P-agonist as needed (106).

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