Asthma causes inflammation and swelling in the airway. It becomes hard for a sufficient amount to pass inside and outside the lungs. There are different kinds of asthma and each has its triggers. For Bastrop asthma & allergies treatment approach Dr. Chavez, a family physician in Texas.
Allergies and asthma are common. It affects more than 59% of people in the US. Eight out of ten people suffering from allergic asthma have other allergic conditions like food allergy, eczema, and allergic rhinitis.
Environmental allergic asthma triggers
Common allergens are –
- Pet dander
- Food like nuts, eggs, and milk
- Strong fragrance
- Mold spores
- Cockroaches & cockroach feces
- Tobacco smoke or automobile or chemical fumes in the air
- Dust mites
Allergic asthma symptoms
- Chest tightness
- Breath shortness
- Rapid breathing
People with skin allergies or fever can even experience –
- Runny nose
- Itchy skin
- Flaky skin
- Watery eyes
- Itchy eyes
If the allergens are swallowed, then the symptoms to experience are –
- Tingly mouth
- Swelling in the face, tongue, throat, lips, or mouth
Exercise-induced asthma happens after 5 to 20 minutes of strenuous workouts. Its symptoms can worsen due to the following factors.
- Chlorinated pools.
- Polluted air exposure while cycling, walking, or running outdoors.
- Humid and warm air during hot yoga.
- Dry cold air while playing hockey or skating on the ice.
Asthma attacks can be mild, moderate, and severe, or life-threatening. At the clinic in Bastrop mild asthma form is treated with daily medications because the symptoms are occasional. If the asthma is triggered due to allergies, then allergy medications will be prescribed.
If you are suffering from mild but persistent asthma attacks like twice in a week then a low dosage of inhaled or oral corticosteroid is prescribed. In a moderate persistent asthma attack, a little high dosage of inhaled or oral corticosteroid is suggested.
In a severe persistent asthma attack, the symptoms will be experienced multiple times in the day and night. This condition does not react well with medicines even if you take them regularly. The treatment will be too aggressive. It will involve testing with different dosages and medication blends.
Allergic asthma complications
Anaphylaxis is a complication of allergic asthma. Besides the common allergic symptoms you can experience diarrhea, fainting, difficulty in swallowing, slurred speech, and nasal congestion. Anaphylaxis condition if ignored can cause rapid pulse, pulmonary or cardiac arrest, abnormal heart rate, and even death.
Allergic asthma attacks cannot be prevented all the time, but their frequency can be reduced via change in environment.