- A short-acting bronchodilator. This medicine is taken 15 minutes before exercise and lasts 4 to 6 hours.
- A mast cell stabilizer. This medicine is taken 15 minutes to 1 hour before exercise and lasts for 4 hours.
- A long-acting bronchodilator.
- An antileukotriene.
How long does exercise-induced bronchospasm last?
EIB is caused by the loss of heat, water or both from the airways during exercise when quickly breathing in air that is drier than what is already in the body. Symptoms typically appear within a few minutes after you start exercising and may continue for 10 to 15 minutes after you finish your workout.
What are exercise-induced Bronchospasms?
Exercise-induced bronchospasm is an obstruction of transient airflow that usually occurs five to 15 minutes after physical exertion. Although this condition is highly preventable, it is still underrecognized and affects aerobic fitness and quality of life.
How do I know if I have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction?
Exercise-induced asthma, or exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), happens when airways get smaller during exercise. Asthma triggered by sports or exercising can make it hard for you to breathe. You may have asthma symptoms like coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath during or after physical activity.