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Internal Medicine - Allergy

Internal Medicine

Allergy and Immunology

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Do I have Asthma?

Symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest Tightness
  • Shortness of Breath

Triggers:

  • Allergens (animal dander, pollen, mold spores, dust mite, cockroach, etc...)
  • Cold Air
  • Exercise
  • Infections
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Odors and Fumes
  • Stress

Suspect Asthma if....

  • Child with Eczema and Cough or Wheezing
  • Frequent Bronchitis in a non-smoker
  • Cold always ends in chest symptoms
  • Symptoms of Asthma at night-time or with exertion
  • History of Pneumonia
  • Severe Upper Airway and Sinus Disease

Why Asthma Makes it Hard to Breathe

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