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We see patients from age four (4) years to adults.
Three (3) days (72 hours) for most antihistamines including:

Allegra (fexofenadine);
Benadryl (diphenhydramine);
Claritin (loratadine);
Xyzal (levocetirizine);
Zyrtec / Allertec (cetirizine);
Astelin (azelastine) nasal spray and amitriptyline tablets must be avoided for seven (7) days.

This is only a partial list. Please call our office with questions about specific medications.
Yes.
A thorough history will be taken and a physical exam will be done. Skin testing and/or pulmonary function testing (breathing test) may be scheduled if necessary.
Allergy immunotherapy injections (allergy shots) cause the body to develop a resistance to an allergen such as pollen or animal dander.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs. The airways are narrowed. The walls of the airways are swollen and have increased mucus production.

Asthma Graphic

Coughing
Shortness of breath
Wheezing
Increased mucus production
Asthma medications include:
    short-acting bronchodilators
    inhaled corticosteroid inhalers
    combination medications
    anticholinergic medications
Albuterol HFA inhalers
    ProAir HFA
    Ventolin HFA
    Proventil HFA
Levalbuterol HFA inhaler
    Xopenex HFA
Combivent Respimat (albuterol and ipratropium bromide)
Corticosteroid inhalers include:
    Flovent HFA
    Flovent Diskus
    Arnuity
    QVAR
    Asmanex
    Pulmicort
    Aerospan
    Alvesco

Combination inhalers contain a corticosteroid and a long-acting bronchodilator. They include:
    Advair Diskus
    Advair HFA
    Breo
    Symbicort
    Dulera

Corticosteroid and corticosteroid long-acting bronchodilator inhalers are used every day to control asthma symptoms.
THEY MUST NOT BE USED FOR ACUTE ASTHMA ATTACKS.

 


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