This past week, the US Food and Drug Administration ruled to remove the Black Box Warning about asthma-related deaths for medications that contain both inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) and long acting beta-agonists (LABA) because data has shown these medication are both safe and effective.
As our understanding of asthma expands, we are realizing that not all asthma is the same. New therapies are emerging to help provide personalized precision medicine for asthma treatment. Biologics are a newer, non-steroid treatment for certain types of moderate to severe asthma. These drugs block the action of inflammatory mediators that cause asthma in a very specific way.
1. Wash your hands. Viruses and bacteria are found everywhere including surfaces that people are commonly in contact with. Common points of entry of these viruses include the mouth and nose. That is why it is important to wash your hands with soap and water before eating meals or after going to the restroom. An alternative to soap and water is to use hand sanitizer as it can help prevent drying out your hands from over-washing with water.