Better understanding of your asthma leads to better control
Asthma triggers can include airborne allergens, exercise, air pollutants and infection. The diagnosis of asthma is by a thorough review of the patient’s individual and family medical history, physical examination and pulmonary function testing. If airborne allergens are suspected triggers, allergy skin testing can also be performed.
While it is a chronic condition with no cure, asthma management can be achieved.
- Controller medications can reduce the inflammation in the lungs and prevent symptoms.
- Rescue medications can be used to treat sudden attacks.
- Allergy drops or allergy injections can also be a part of the treatment plan in cases where allergies are one of the triggers for asthma.