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Allergy & Asthma Specialists SM is a dynamic, state of the art Allergy/Clinical Immunology practice established in 1989. We promise to provide to our patients the most scientifically advanced allergy and asthma care in a personal, thorough, considerate and efficient environment in order to obtain the best possible health for every patient.

Teen Battles Being Allergic to the Cold

Teen Battles Being Allergic

Watch this informational video by 6ABC about 14 year old Halle Kiel who is allergic to the cold.

Board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM.  These premier allergy doctors provide comprehensive allergy testing and asthma diagnostics and state of the art treatment, including two types of immunotherapy, at offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule today online or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.

Tips for Managing Your Asthma Symptoms

Did you know that you’re more likely to suffer from asthma symptoms if you have allergies? Allergies can actually trigger your asthma symptoms when allergic reactions take place in the lungs and airways. Fortunately, allergy doctors can recommend treatments and lifestyle changes that can alleviate the symptoms of both conditions. Here’s a look at some of the recommendations your allergy doctor might make for asthma management:

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Understand Your Triggers

  • Work with your allergy doctor to identify your asthma triggers. Air pollutants, including tobacco smoke, fumes, and strong odors are common triggers for many people. Other triggers can include infections, certain medications, some foods, and vigorous workouts. Exposure to dry, cold air or emotional stress may also trigger an asthma attack. In addition, your allergy triggers might cause an asthma attack. These may include animal dander, dust mites, and certain foods. Once you have identified your asthma triggers, take steps to avoid them as much as possible.

Make Lifestyle Changes

  • It can be difficult to avoid all of your triggers. For example, exercise is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Your allergy doctor may recommend a few lifestyle modifications to allow you to enjoy activities without having an asthma attack. When it comes to exercise, asthma symptoms most commonly occur with sustained aerobic activity—particularly if the air is cold and dry. During the winter months, exercise indoors. Choose sports that do not aggravate your symptoms as much. For example, instead of running, try swimming, which is generally well tolerated by asthma sufferers. Additionally, maintain a healthy weight with a well-balanced diet; those who are obese are more likely to have severe asthma symptoms.

See an Allergy Doctor for Treatment

  • The treatments prescribed by your allergy doctor form the cornerstone of your asthma management plan. Your doctor might prescribe inhaled corticosteroids or oral bronchodilators. There is no cure for asthma, but these treatments can help control it. Follow all dosage instructions carefully.

Board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM.  These premier allergy doctors provide comprehensive allergy testing and asthma diagnostics and state of the art treatment, including two types of immunotherapy, at offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule today online or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.  

What Are The Different Types of Asthma?

There are several different types of asthma. Your allergy doctor can help you determine which type of asthma you have and develop a treatment plan that is right for you. You might have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB), which means that your airways become irritated and dry when you exercise vigorously, causing difficulty breathing. Or, you might have occupational asthma, which means you experience symptoms that are triggered by work activities like spray painting. To determine whether you have occupational asthma, you and your allergy doctor will carefully consider your medical history. Cough-variant asthma is another type of asthma, which is characterized by severe coughing. It is typically triggered by exercise or respiratory infections. Some people are diagnosed with nocturnal, or nighttime asthma, which means that the symptoms worsen in the evening and during sleep.

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To determine what kind of asthma you have, see the allergy doctors of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM. Our state-of-the-art practice in King of Prussia offers a range of diagnostic services. Give us a call at 1(800)86-COUGH to learn how we can help you manage your asthma symptoms.

Board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM.  These premier allergy doctors provide comprehensive allergy testing and asthma diagnostics and state of the art treatment, including two types of immunotherapy, at offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule today online or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.

An Allergy Treatment That Goes Under the Tongue

woman  allergy sneeze

This article from the New York times informs on new techniques that can be used to treat allergies. Check it out!

Is Your Asthma Under Control?

If your asthma is not well-controlled, you may need to discuss other treatment options with your allergy doctor. If your asthma is reasonably under control, you likely experience symptoms and require your rescue inhaler no more than twice per week, with the exception of exercise. You should also be able to sleep normally and avoid visits to the emergency room.

To determine whether a physician would consider your asthma well controlled, watch this video. The board-certified allergy doctor in this video also explains the indicators that your doctor looks for to evaluate the management of your asthma.

Board certified allergists/immunologists comprise the entire physician staff of Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsSM.  These premier allergy doctors provide comprehensive allergy testing and asthma diagnostics and state of the art treatment, including two types of immunotherapy, at offices located in center city Philadelphia, Blue Bell, King of Prussia, Jenkintown, Doylestown, Lansdale, Pottstown, and Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Schedule today online or by calling 1-800-86COUGH.

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