Tips for Managing Asthma During Allergy Season

Tips for Managing Asthma During Allergy Season

If you have asthma, spring and autumn can be a real challenge. Allergy season brings all sorts of pollen and other allergens that can trigger an asthma attack. But there are some things you can do to manage your asthma and keep your symptoms under control. The Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois team work directly with Elgin and Crystal Lake, Illinois, patients to help them diagnose their conditions properly and provide them with recommendations to manage them. Dr. Noga Askenazi and her team encourage patients to consider the following tips to help manage asthma, especially asthma triggered by allergies.

  • Take medication as prescribed. First, ensure you’re taking your asthma medications as prescribed by your doctor. This is especially important if you’ve been diagnosed with seasonal allergies and asthma. Your doctor may recommend a different dose or type of medication during allergy season to help keep your asthma under control.
  • Avoid exposure to pollen if possible. Second, try to avoid exposure to pollen and other allergens as much as possible. Stay indoors when the pollen count is high, and if you have to go outside, wear a mask or scarf over your nose and mouth.
  • Keep your rescue inhaler with you at all times. Always keep your rescue inhaler with you in case of an asthma attack. Use the inhaler immediately if you start to feel wheezing or shortness of breath.
  • Recognize your triggers. You must know what triggers your asthma attacks to avoid them if possible. For some people, exercise may trigger an attack, while for others, it may be cold air or dust. If you’re unsure what triggers your attacks, talk to Dr. Noga Askenazi and her team about ways to identify them.
  • Follow a healthy lifestyle. Finally, following a healthy lifestyle is critical for managing any chronic condition, but it’s especially vital for asthma management. Eating a healthy diet, regular exercise, and avoiding tobacco smoke can help keep your asthma under control.


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Schedule an Appointment with Our Team to Learn MoreIf you deal with asthma, following these tips can help you manage your symptoms and avoid triggering an attack. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a doctor, call Advanced Allergy and Asthma Associates and Food Allergy Center of Illinois today! Call (847) 888-8802 to request a visit at one of our office locations in Elgin and Crystal Lake, Illinois.

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Meredith Cirrincione | Dr. Noga Askenazi

Amy Schack, a distinguished board-certified Physician Associate, brings a wealth of expertise to patient care. Specializing in allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, and rashes, Amy is renowned for her commitment to excellence and compassionate approach. With a background in immediate care and orthopedics, she holds a Master's in Physician Assistant studies from Midwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from Northern Illinois University. A member of esteemed professional associations, including the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of PAs in Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Amy Schack instills confidence, ensuring you can trust her unwavering dedication to your health and well-being.

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.