What you need to know about new asthma guidelines

Key elements cover overlap with COPD and allergic rhinitis

Updated guidelines for asthma management include recommendations for preventing and treating thunderstorm asthma.

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The update includes important information on the clinical interrelationship between asthma and allergic rhinitis, and guidance for diagnosing and managing patients with asthma-COPD overlap.

Highlights include:

Thunderstorm-triggered asthma:

  • Regular inhaled corticosteroids for continuous use if indicated.
  • For asthma patients not on preventer therapy*, prescribe regular inhaled corticosteroids for at