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.
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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