Experience Instant Asthma Relief with an Inhaler for Shortness of Breath

Experience Instant Asthma Relief with an Inhaler for Shortness of Breath

While there may be a few holistic options out there, medical science has found the most potent remedies to bring your asthma under control quickly and effectively. That’s why residents of the Elgin, Illinois area rely on Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, where Dr. Julie Potzick, Dr. Noga Askenazi, and Physical Assistant – Meredith Cirrincione help them find relief from shortness of breath using inhalers.

Understanding Asthma

Many Americans live with asthma, a lung condition that inflames the airways and makes breathing complex. During an asthma attack, those affected may experience coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

At Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates, our specialists are trained in identifying the causes of allergy symptoms and helping people create individualized treatment plans. 

Your airways are like hollow tubes with muscles around them. When healthy, these muscles contract and relax to allow air to move in and out of your body. Healthy airways are thin and have just a little mucus.

For someone with asthma, their airways are inflamed, which can make them extra sensitive to allergens. This may cause the muscles to tighten, making it difficult to breathe. Extra mucus may also be produced, further blocking the airways.

Asthma Attacks

Asthma attacks are a scary and unpleasant experience, but knowing what to do and how to prevent them can help make them easier to manage. Asthma is a condition where the airways of the lungs become inflamed and narrowed, causing difficulty in breathing. An asthma attack occurs when the symptoms become worse and more severe than usual. Symptoms of an asthma attack include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and problems breathing.

During an attack, it is essential to take slow, deep breaths and to use your rescue inhaler if you have one. It is also essential to remove yourself from any triggers, such as smoke, dust, pollen, or other allergens.


Call us at (847) 888-8802 or Schedule an Appointment today.

Gaining Control

Depending on how severe your symptoms are and your personal goals, there are several treatment options available such as: 

  • Inhalable medications used to mitigate symptoms 
  • Identifying allergens that trigger asthma symptoms and finding strategies to control exposure
  • Emergency asthma inhalers to treat symptoms during an attack

Breathe Easier

Call Advanced Allergy & Asthma Associates at (847) 888-8802 to schedule your consultation with our team to enjoy a deep breath of fresh air once again. 

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Meredith Cirrincione | Dr. Noga Askenazi

Meredith Cirrincione is a board certified Physician Assistant and specializes in treating allergies, with a focus on asthma, rashes, environmental allergies, chemical and food allergies. She holds a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from The Chicago Medical School - Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences. She is a Fellow member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. She likes to approach things holistically. She is a strong patient advocate and adored by her patients. She enjoys singing, reading, cooking, and the great outdoors.

Dr. Noga Askenazi is a nationally recognized asthma and allergy specialist who is board certified in pediatric and adult allergy. Her areas of special interest are innovative treatment of rashes, sinusitis, food allergies, asthma and immune disorders. She was past President of the ISAAI (Illinois Society of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology), works on state and national committees for advancement of the allergy field and is a consultant for Advocate, Ascension Health, Northwestern amongst other health care systems. Her joy is helping patients reach their goals after together determining best treatments. Her staff and patients are a chosen family, and she invests in their happiness. She enjoys gardening, biking and cooking to good music.