Trusted Asthma Testing and Treatment in McKinney and Southlake
Asthma is considered one of the most common disorders for children, and if your child has asthma, our team at TexasAllergyMD can provide comprehensive, effective care. With a combination of professional allergy testing procedures and long-lasting remedies, we can restore your child’s quality of life.
An Overview of the Common Asthma Symptoms
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that causes inflammation and narrows the airways. Narrowed airways become extremely sensitive to airborne irritants, and as you breathe, your body reacts to such irritants by causing additional swelling and thick mucus buildup. Your muscles tighten in response to the inflammation, and this brings on symptoms like coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath.
Asthma can also lead to asthma attacks. When symptoms flare up and if severe symptoms develop, severe airway construction can prevent enough oxygen from reaching your vital organs. Without any emergency medication or treatment, an asthma attack could be fatal.
At TexasAllergyMD, we specialize in diagnosing and treating asthma to help our patients breathe better and improve their quality of life. When diagnosing asthma using professional allergy testing and other solutions, our team looks for common symptoms. These can include:
- Coughing, including at night or early in the morning
- Wheezing or whistling sound when breathing
- Chest tightness or pressure
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Rapid breathing
- Fatigue or difficulty exercising
- Difficulty sleeping due to coughing or wheezing
Preventive Asthma Treatments for Lasting Relief
There’s no single cause responsible for someone getting asthma. Genetics and environmental pollutants (including smoking), pet dander, cleaning supplies, cold air, pollen and some food additives can be an asthma trigger. If you are experiencing problems with your breathing, it’s important to see your local allergist as soon as possible!
At TexasAllergyMD we provide ways to help manage your asthma (whether short-term or long-term) through a variety of treatment options available at our clinic. Treatment strategies include using the following.
Inhalers are a common treatment option for asthma, and help the patient by delivering medication directly to the lungs. Our clinic can provide rescue inhalers (used to quickly relieve asthma symptoms) and controller inhalers, which are used to prevent asthma symptoms from occurring.
Nebulizers are another method of delivery for asthma medication, and work by converting liquid medication into a mist that can be breathed in through a mask or mouthpiece.
Oral medications treat asthma symptoms and reduce inflammation in the airways. When discussing your allergies and asthma we can provide additional information about the medications that may help you manage your condition.
Environmental Sublingual Immunotherapy
Environmental sublingual immunotherapy works with drops that contain a small portion of the irritant that causes your asthma attacks and works through exposure to reduce your symptoms.
We work with our patients to create a personalized asthma action plan that outlines how to manage asthma symptoms. It will cover when to use medication, when to seek emergency care, and how to avoid triggers. With the benefits of professional allergy testing, we can pinpoint these triggers and make them easier to manage.
Whether you require allergy treatments that tackle allergen triggers or non-allergic remedies that manage inflammation, we have the solutions to help manage your asthma symptoms.
Common Questions About Asthma
Common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. These symptoms can vary in intensity and may worsen during an asthma attack.
Asthma testing usually entails an examination of physical symptoms and medical history, focusing on the triggers that lead to coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. Your allergist will also conduct a spirometry test to measure the amount and speed of air you can exhale.
Exercise is safe for most people with asthma, and can improve lung function and build stamina. However, you should speak with your allergist to understand the risks of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
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