Allergists are specially trained to help you manage your asthma and allergies so that you can live the life you want – with no limits.
By taking a family history and conducting testing through skin or blood tests, an allergist can work with you to identify the allergens that are triggering your asthma.
Your allergist can also help you build a plan to manage your condition. This plan can include quick-relief and long-term asthma control medicines, as well as tips for avoiding triggers such as:
- Pollen from grass, trees and weeds
- Pet dander
- Dust mites
Your allergist can also help you treat the underlying allergy that is triggering your asthma. One treatment is allergy immunotherapy, which is a preventive treatment that helps your body become less sensitive to specific allergens. This can be accomplished through two medications: allergy shots and sublingual tablets that dissolve under the tongue. Be sure to discuss this and other treatment options with your allergist.