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.


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.