If you know what to look for, you might find dust mites, pet dander, cockroaches, mold, or other allergens in the home. No one wants to be sneezing and itchy in their own home, which makes it that much more important to identify and address indoor allergens before they can affect your quality of life.
Allergy and Immunology
An allergist/immunologist is the best qualified physician for diagnosing and treating asthma. Asthma attacks are often caused by allergies and exposure to allergens. Non-allergic triggers include smoke, pollution or cold air or changes in weather. Many people with asthma also have allergies. Treating the underlying allergic triggers for your asthma will help you avoid asthma symptoms.
The field of immunology is rapidly advancing, and the subspecialty provides opportunities to work with patients with rare and potentially life-threatening disorders of the immune system, as well as managing more complex issues related to diagnosis and treatment.
Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
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Asthma in the Fall
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