March 26 Update:
Dakota Allergy & Asthma is happy to see patients who refer themselves to our practice to be evaluated for a potential allergy.
Those are dreaded words from your Allergist. At one level you kind of ‘just knew it’ but emotionally no one is ever ready to hear those words. How can this be? Let’s back up and look at how pet allergy presents itself.
A penicillin allergic reaction can be very scary for anyone. The results of a reaction can even be deadly.
Oh no—that 4-letter word: shot.
I get asked all the time, “why allergy shots?” when discussing treatment options for patients who struggle with allergies and asthma. That question is usually followed with, “I would rather just take a pill,” or, “don’t allergies just go away?”
December is here with all of its beautiful decorations, holiday get-togethers with friends, and that seemingly annual plugged nose, cough, and yuck!
You might be asking yourself, “why am I having to put up with these allergies instead of enjoying the season?”
A lot of people struggle with allergies, especially during the spring and fall when there are more allergens in the air. The most common thing for people with allergies to do when they’re hit with a serious case of sniffles and itchy, watery eyes is to pick out some allergy medication at their local pharmacy. While allergy pills can help offer some relief, their abilities are limited, and the long-lasting relief that people with allergies are looking for might still be out of reach.
The simple answer is—Yes. A normal pulmonary function test is actually our goal for every asthmatic!
So, let’s explain:
Topics: Managing Asthma