Wednesday, May 7, 2014

How Do You Recognize Allergic Asthma?

Wow! The weather outside has finally turned beautiful and looks like we've finally shaken this sticky winter.  But spring for everyone isn't a time of joy.  Symptoms of nasal congestion, itchy watery eyes, and sneezing are common this time of the year.  But what about coughing, chest tightness of shortness of breath?  Could you have allergic asthma?

What are Signs of Allergic Asthma?
  • A dry cough that happens seasonally or with other triggers like animals or dust exposure.
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tired or run down
  • Not being able to exercise for as long as you'd like
What Should you Do if you Have Allergic Asthma?
  • If you have asthma medication then start it at the first sign.
  • Use your rescue inhaler before going outside
  • Know what your triggers are.  See an allergist to get tested.
  • If sympotms are uncontrolled, you need to go to the emergency room for allergy treatments during the spring, then seek out an allergist.  They can help you control your allergies better thereby controlling your asthma
Need help or other tips on your allergic asthma?  Schedule an appointment with us here or call the office for a same day appointment 212-679-3574.

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