REDUCTION IN ALLERGEN EXPOSURE

Allergy testing is a procedure whereby small amounts of common substances are injected under the skin to detect sensitivity (allergy) to that substance. This information can guide our efforts to avoid where possible exposure to those substances to which you are allergic. As well, consideration can be given to immunotherapy (allergy shots) in order to…

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TREATMENT OF ASTHMA

MEDICAL TREATMENT OF ASTHMA: The use of drugs is the cornerstone of treating an acute asthma attack, and drug therapy can indeed by lifesaving. Drugs are also used in a prophylactic (preventive) manner to help prevent or minimize asthma attacks. The decisions as to which drugs are used and how these drugs are given are…

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ASTHMA. Definition and Diagnosis

DEFINITION: Asthma is a breathing disorder characterized by narrowing of the airways (bronchoconstriction) and is accompanied by excessive mucous production. This causes obstruction of airflow resulting in difficulty breathing. The characteristic bronchoconstriction associated with asthma is episodic and reversible.

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