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A 20-year-old female asked:

i have asthma and what test should i be doing to know what triggers me, is it dust , flowers or maybe i have allergy to some food.

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
The best test...: ...Is to keep a diary of symptoms and compare it with pollen reports for your area; in general, tree pollen is out in the spring, grasses in summer, and weeds in the fall. House dust gets worse during heating season, and is usually worse at night as it accumulates in bedclothes. Tobacco is usually a worse trigger than allergies. Testing for allergies is also a possibility but not as reliable.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Great detailed advice in 400 characters or less. Thanks Dr Belilovsky!
Apr 22, 2014
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Allergies: See your allergist for skin testing to determine what you are allergic to. A rast blood test may also help.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Allergist: If you really want to know about your allergic triggers, skin testing with an allergist would help. S/he may have other ideas also.

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