We see patients from age four (4) years to adults.
Three (3) days (72 hours) for most antihistamines including:
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.
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.
Shortness of breath
Increased mucus production
Asthma medications include:
inhaled corticosteroid inhalers
Albuterol HFA inhalers
Levalbuterol HFA inhaler
Combivent Respimat (albuterol and ipratropium bromide)
Corticosteroid inhalers include:
Combination inhalers contain a corticosteroid and a long-acting bronchodilator. They include:
Corticosteroid and corticosteroid long-acting bronchodilator inhalers are used every day to control asthma symptoms.
THEY MUST NOT BE USED FOR ACUTE ASTHMA ATTACKS.