Fast Five Quiz: Allergic Asthma Management

Zab Mosenifar, MD


May 14, 2021

Nocturnal awakenings one to three times per week are a sign that allergic asthma is not well controlled. Other signs that a patient's allergic asthma is not well controlled include:

  • Symptoms > 2 days per week

  • Short-acting beta-agonist use (rescue inhaler) > 2 days per week

  • Some limitation in normal activity

  • FEV1 or peak flow > 60%-80% predicted or personal best

  • Validated questionnaire scores: Asthma Therapy Assessment Questionnaire (ATAQ) of 1-2, Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) ≥ 1.50, Asthma Control Test (ACT) of 16-19

  • Two or more exacerbations per year requiring oral systemic corticosteroid therapy

Learn more about recommended actions to manage poorly controlled allergic asthma.


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