Treatment Options for Allergic Asthma

Allergic asthma is a type of asthma triggered by an allergic reaction to certain things such as pollen, dust mites, mole, pet dander, tobacco smoke, chemical fumes, fish, air pollution, strong odors (including perfumes and scented lotions) etc. It is also called allergic induced asthma. A person develops allergies when the immune system reacts negatively to the presence of a harmless substance which is known as an allergen [1], certain people may also find it hard to breathe because they inhaled the allergen. When an allergic asthma occurs, the airways inflate as part of an allergic reaction. The symptoms of allergic asthma include coughing, wheezing, itchy skin, chest tightness, running nose, rapid breathing, itching eyes, shortness of breath, watery eyes, tingling mouth, congestion, swollen mouth, throat or lips and anaphylaxis [2].

The most common type of asthma is allergic asthma, approximately 90% of kids who had asthma in their childhood had allergies when compared to 50% of adults that have allergies.

Treatment Options

Fast Acting Medications

An inhaler is an exam of a quick acting medication which can be used in case of an emergency asthma attack. An inhaler is a type of bronchodilator [3], which you can use in the event of an attack. With the use of a quick acting inhaler, the airways are opened, and the person breathes conveniently and easily. These medications should make you find quick relief and avoid a more serious and damaging attack. In cases where they don’t help, you must immediately seek emergency care.