A 34-year-old member asked:
what is the overall approach to patients with allergies and asthma?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Alan Goldsobel answered
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid allergens: 1.Avoidance one should avoid things to which you are allergic. Also avoid irritants like cigarette smoke and air pollution. 2. Medication medications control inflammation and symptoms, but do not cure. It is important to take medications regularly. 3. Immunotherapy for environmental allergies, allergy shots are effective. New research shows oral desensitization effective for food anaphylaxis.
Answered on Mar 17, 2014
Dr. William Walsh answered
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Treat and control: The general approach to patients with allergies and asthma is to treat both. Allergies should be identified and treated (if possible), if that is not possible a leukotriene agonist is a reasonable adjunct. Additionally, any symptoms should be addressed - rhinorhea from allergies should be treated with nasal steroids and saline washes (+/- claritin), and asthma should be controlled with (comment.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Sue Ferranti answered
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatment...: Treatment of allergies and asthma includes avoiding the triggers responsible for the reactions as much as possible. Other treatments aim at relieving symptoms like bronchodilators and anti-inflammatory meds like steroids.
Answered on Jun 7, 2012
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