Prevention and Management

The preferred treatment for workers with occupational asthma would be to remove them from the exposure causing asthma, but this may not necessarily be reasonable for economic reasons. Depending on a farmer's assets or the ability and willingness of a company to invest in their workers, respirators are likely to decrease asthma and allergies from any plant-borne antigens. Simple commercial or industrial dust masks can also be used as an inexpensive alternative to respirators, however they are not highly effective. Several studies have noted that growing up on a farm is associated with a decreased risk of asthma and allergies related to plant-borne diseases, particularly when exposed to farm stables and unpasteurized milk (15,16).

Occupational asthma is generally well controlled with the beta-adrenergics and steroid inhalants common to treatment of all types of asthma. In cases of acute exacerbation unresponsive to increases of inhaled medication, oral steroids (for example starting at 40 to 60 mg per day of prednisone) with decreasing dosage over 6 to 10 days is typically used. Rhinitis symptoms are generally easier to control with minimal medications and are associated with fewer side effects than asthma (15,16).

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