01 May Allergic Asthma Awareness Month
Allergic Asthma Awareness Month
Allergic Asthma Awareness Month is an important opportunity to raise awareness about this common and often misunderstood condition.
May is Allergic Asthma Awareness Month, which is an annual opportunity to raise awareness about this chronic respiratory condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Allergic asthma is triggered by allergens such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, and animal dander.
Allergic asthma is a common condition, affecting more than 25 million people in the United States alone. Many people with allergic asthma are not properly diagnosed or treated which leads to serious health complications. Asthma is a major cause of missed school and workdays, as well as hospitalizations and emergency room visits.
If you or someone you know suffers from allergic asthma, it is important to work with a healthcare provider to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific symptoms and triggers. In addition, it can be helpful to take steps to reduce exposure to common allergens, such as using air filters, washing bedding in hot water, and avoiding outdoor activities during peak allergy season.
By educating ourselves and others about the symptoms, triggers, and treatment options for allergic asthma, we can help ensure that those who suffer from this condition receive the support and care they need to live healthy, active lives.
Signs and Symptoms of Allergic Asthma
1. Wheezing: A whistling or squeaky sound that occurs when you breathe. It is a common symptom of allergic asthma and can be heard during both inhalation and exhalation.
2. Shortness of breath: Difficulty breathing or feeling like they are unable to catch their breath.
3. Coughing: A dry or productive cough that worsens at night or in the early morning.
4. Chest tightening: Tightness or pressure in
their chest, which can make it difficult to breathe.
5. Itchy or watery eyes: Itchy or watery eyes may be a symptom of allergic asthma as well.
How is Allergic Asthma Diagnosed?
Allergic asthma is typically diagnosed through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and lung function tests. The doctor may ask about your symptoms, including when they occur and what triggers them. They may also ask about your medical history, including any allergies or family history of asthma.
The doctor may perform a physical examination, which may include listening to your lungs with a stethoscope to check for wheezing or other abnormal sounds.
Lung function tests, such as spirometry, may also be done to measure how much air you can breathe in and out and how quickly you can exhale. These tests can help determine if you have asthma and how severe it is.
Infusion Therapies and Injections for Allergic Asthma
There are several infusion therapies and injections that are used to treat allergic asthma. These treatments work by reducing inflammation in the airways and decreasing the body’s sensitivity to allergens.
1. Biologic medications: Biologic medications are a type of infusion therapy that target specific proteins in the body that contribute to inflammation. Examples of biologic medications used to treat allergic asthma include omalizumab, mepolizumab, and benralizumab.
2. Immunotherapy: Immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, involves injecting small amounts of allergens into the body to help the immune system become less sensitive to them. Over time, this can reduce the severity of allergic asthma symptoms.
3. Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are a type of medication that is often used to reduce inflammation in the airways. They can be taken orally or as an injection and are typically used in conjunction with other treatments.
Here at Pure Infusion Suites, we put our patients first. We are dedicated to raising awareness for allergic asthma and providing quality healthcare to those that are afflicted with this disease. We offer flexible scheduling, co-pay assistance, and other financial aid programs, as well as private suites equipped with recliners, flatscreen TVs, and snacks and drinks for you and your loved ones to enjoy.
Pure Infusion Suites currently has locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Our founders created Pure Infusion Suites to make the infusion process comfortable, streamlined, and affordable.
Our expertly trained staff will be with you throughout the infusion process to ensure easy referrals and insurance authorizations and reduce the cost of your infusion where we can. At Pure Infusion Suites, you will skip the long lines at the hospital and be provided with your suite, where you can enjoy your favorite shows, snacks, and food during your infusion appointment. If you have been prescribed Tepezza and are looking for a patient-focused infusion experience, call us at 855.550.3358
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