Definitions & Treatment

Definition of Asthma | Exercise-Induced Asthma | Diagnosing Children | Pulmonary Function Tests | Allergy Testing | Treating Allergies & Asthma | Environmental Controls | Allergy Injections | Medications Conclusions

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Treating Asthma

The three basic ways of treating allergies and asthma are (1) Environmental Controls; (2) Allergy Injections; and (3) Medication.

Allergy Injections

Another way of treating asthma is with allergy injections. The idea is to desensitize the patient to certain things in the environment such as trees, grass and ragweed pollen, molds, dust, and mites. This is attempted by giving weekly injections for several months.

Concentration of the allergen is gradually increased until the maintenance dose is reached, after which, injections are given approximately every three weeks. Usually the patient is retested after two years.

The majority of patients have a decrease in symptoms and thus do not need to take medications as frequently.