Allergy and asthma sufferers of Illinois know where to go for quality care
Millions of people in our country, both children and adults, are affected by allergies and asthma to such an extent that their daily lives are impacted. Indications of asthma include shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and tightness in the chest. Because there can be serious implications with this condition, the team at Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates provide families of Illinois with the education and care they need to manage health and wellness.
Asthma and allergy sufferers can become frustrated when it comes to finding the right treatment. This is because there is no single method of management that works for every person. During our consultation and evaluation process, we help identify triggers, as well as discuss potential methods of treatment that will achieve the desired outcome as quickly as possible. To pinpoint the symptoms of asthma quickly takes extensive knowledge, which our specialists have. The earlier that allergies and asthma can be diagnosed, the less intrusive the problem may become before management techniques can be successfully implemented.
A good portion of those affected by asthma also have allergies, and it is the allergic irritant that prompts the wheezing, coughing, and breathing difficulties that characterize asthma. There is no cure for asthma at this time. However, we have multiple methods of helping our patients feel more comfortable:
- Trigger identification and avoidance. Common irritants that can cause asthma to flare up include pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. Fortunately, many of the triggers associated with this condition can be minimized in your home.
- Medications for quick relief. So-called “rescue” drugs include inhalers, which may be used at the onset of breathing difficulties. It is important to have quick-acting medication on hand when engaging in sports or exercise, and when the air is cold.
- Long-term management. Depending on the severity of asthma, a long-term oral medication or inhaled corticosteroid medication may be prescribed.
Allergies and asthma can be disruptive to your lifestyle. Our specialized training and experience can put you in a better position to engage in your life to the fullest extent. Contact one of our conveniently located offices today.