For allergy and asthma sufferers, it’s no surprise that the two go hand-in-hand.
In fact, as allergens continue into the fall, you may feel your asthma symptoms increasing.
How Allergies Trigger Asthma
Several particulates in the air and on surfaces can be triggering to allergy sufferers. Allergic responses occur when your immune system mistakes harmless substances, such as pollen, as an invader. Antibodies bind to the allergen to protect your body from the substance as a result.
Symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes, and skin irritation can follow an allergic reaction. The body’s reactions can also affect the lungs and airways for asthmatic people.
However, it’s important to note that nonallergen-related issues can also trigger asthma symptoms. These causes can be from exercise, infections, cold air, and gastro-reflux disease. For the most part, asthmatic people tend to have more than one trigger.
Do you suffer from asthma? Schedule an appointment today to discuss your options to finally find relief.
Take Charge of Your Asthma Symptoms
Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center treats underlying causes of triggers, not just the symptoms.
It’s important to remember that you do have options if you suffer from asthma. You’re in the right place, whether you want a remedy you can do yourself at home, a quick in-office procedure, or if you’re ready to explore surgical options.
The first step to relief in asthma sufferers is to determine the cause of your allergic reactions. To start, you’ll want to undergo an allergy test. There are two options:
- Prick testing is a quick screening to determine if you are allergic. Allergens are gently scratched into the surface of the forearm. Redness will appear within a short period of time if you are allergic to a certain allergen.
- Skin end-point titration (SET), also known as intradermal testing, is a lengthier process that encompasses a series of small injections. Small bumps quickly appear to indicate an allergic reaction.
Have you had a test done to determine your asthma triggers? Contact Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center to receive the most conclusive testing available.
It’s time to get your allergies under control, especially if they’re triggering your asthma symptoms. There are four basic ways to treat allergies:
- Avoidance. Although many allergens can be difficult or impossible to avoid, such as dust, pollen, and mold, avoid exposure to harmful triggers as the first line of defense against allergies.
- Medications. Medications can provide temporary relief, although they don’t offer long-term benefits. It’s important to understand how to use the proper medications to manage your allergies.
- Immunotherapy. Also known as allergy shots, immunotherapy treats the underlying cause of allergic reactions. Immunotherapy can be self-administered at home.
- Treat secondary effects. It’s important to manage the consequences of long-term untreated allergies to live a healthy and symptom-free life. These issues could include recurrent sinusitis, turbinate enlargement, ear infections, and the formation of nasal polyps. Learn more about finding relief through in-office procedures.
Your First Step Toward Asthmatic Symptom Relief
Dr. Pasha is renowned worldwide for his revolutionary techniques in minimally invasive procedures. Even more impressive is that Dr. Pasha has developed techniques that are more effective than industry standards. So he is the ENT for you if going under the knife makes you nervous.
While Dr. Pasha does offer several surgical procedures, he will explore the many options with you before making a decision for surgery. However, the longer symptoms go untreated, the more likely that surgery may be in your future.
Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center
At Pasha Snoring & Sinus Center, we dedicate ourselves to finding solutions to your allergy and asthma symptoms, not just band-aid remedies. By taking a holistic approach and the time to understand the source of problems, we are able to help patients find long-lasting relief.