Asthma is considered one of the most common disorders for children, and if your child has asthma, then our team at TexasAllergyMD can provide comprehensive, effective care for our patients with asthma.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that causes inflammation and narrows the airways. These narrowed airways become extremely sensitive to irritants throughout the air, and as you breathe, your body reacts to those irritants by causing additional swelling and thick mucus buildup. In response to this inflammation, your muscles tighten and cause symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
Asthma can also lead to asthma attacks where your symptoms flare-ups, which lead to severe symptoms and severe airway construction, preventing your body from getting enough oxygen to your vital organs. Asthma attacks can be fatal without any form of emergency medication or treatment.
At TexasAllergyMD, we specialize in diagnosing and treating asthma to help our patients breathe better and improve their quality of life. When diagnosing asthma, our team looks for common symptoms, which 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
Our Treatment Options For Managing Asthma
While there isn’t a single reason why someone would get asthma, asthma often plays a part in genetics, smoking, and environmental pollutants. Pet dander, cleaning supplies, cold air, pollen, and some food additives can contribute to an asthma trigger, so if you are experiencing problems with your breathing, it’s important to see your local allergist as soon as possible!
At TexasAllergyMD, we can provide ways to help manage your asthma, whether it’s short-term or long-term, through a variety of treatment options available at our clinic, which include:
- Inhalers: Inhalers are a common treatment option for asthma and work by delivering medication directly to the lungs. Our clinic can provide both rescue inhalers, which are used to quickly relieve asthma symptoms, and controller inhalers, which are used to prevent asthma symptoms from occurring.
- Nebulizers: Nebulizers are another delivery method for asthma medication, and they work by converting liquid medication into a mist that can be breathed in through a mask or mouthpiece.
- Oral medications: Oral medications treat asthma symptoms and reduce inflammation in the airways. When discussing your allergies and asthma, we can provide additional information about our available medications to 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.
Contact TexasAllergyMD To Learn More About Our Asthma Treatments!
We strive to work with our patients to create a personalized asthma action plan that outlines how to manage asthma symptoms, including when to use medication, when to seek emergency care, and how to avoid triggers. Meet with our team at our McKinney/Prosper Clinic (1400 North Coit Road, Suite 405, McKinney, TX 75071) or at our Southlake Clinic (630 North Kimball Ave, Suite #110, Southlake, TX 76092). With proper asthma management, our patients can breathe easier and enjoy a better quality of life, with fewer asthma symptoms and fewer limitations on their daily activities. For more information about our services, contact TexasAllergyMD today to schedule an appointment!