Allergy & Asthma
in Denver, CO
Allergy & Asthma
Allergies manifest as immune system reactions resulting in acute and chronic discomfort, asthma attacks, and other concerning symptoms. Besides minimizing contact with known allergens, you can decrease or prevent allergy and asthma episodes. Allergens also have the potential to trigger asthma symptoms, like coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. If you're seeking medical professionals specializing in preventative medicine, consider scheduling an appointment at Daily Apple Clinic.
Daily Apple Clinic
Daily Apple Clinic, located in the Congress Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado, offers the expertise of medical professionals like Paul Reynolds, FNP, and Monica Schonteich, FNP, who specialize in allergy and asthma care. With their guidance, you can receive personalized treatments and preventive strategies to alleviate symptoms and reduce the frequency of allergy episodes and asthma attacks. To schedule an appointment at Daily Apple Clinic, you can either call their clinic or conveniently book your visit online today.
What are allergies?
When your immune system reacts to foreign substances like pollen, bee venom, or pet dander, it leads to allergies. These reactions are not common and typically don't affect most individuals. Allergies trigger your immune system to produce antibodies that recognize specific allergens as harmful. Upon contact with the allergen, your immune system triggers inflammation in your skin, sinuses, airways, or digestive system. Allergic reactions can vary from mild irritation to severe anaphylaxis. While there is no definitive cure for allergies, medications can effectively alleviate symptoms. For assistance with allergies and preventive care, reach out to medical professionals at a clinic to schedule an appointment.
Your allergy symptoms may include:
Rashes and hives
Itchy or runny nose
Itchy and watery eyes
What is asthma?
Asthma is a condition occurring when a person's airways become inflamed, narrow swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. It often occurs in response to triggers such as cold air, exercise, or allergens. Asthma can be minor, interfere with daily activities, or lead to a life-threatening attack.
Whether you experience asthma symptoms frequently or only a few times a year, they may include:
Chest tightness or pain
What do allergies and asthma have in common?
At Daily Apple Clinic, we understand the correlation between allergies and asthma. Many individuals who experience seasonal allergies, triggered by substances like pollen, dust mites, and pet dander, may also exhibit signs and symptoms of asthma. This condition, known as allergic asthma or allergy-induced asthma, can also be triggered by skin or food allergies. Our team of medical professionals specializes in providing comprehensive care for allergies and asthma. If you are looking for preventive medicine strategies and personalized treatment options, schedule an appointment at Daily Apple Clinic today.
How are allergies and asthma treated?
To prevent allergic reactions and minimize symptoms, it is crucial to identify and avoid triggers. Medications like oral pills, nasal sprays, and eyedrops can effectively reduce or prevent allergy symptoms. Allergen immunotherapy, which involves purified allergen extract injections, may be beneficial for severe allergies or cases where other treatments have not been successful. For those with severe allergies, carrying emergency injectable epinephrine at all times may be necessary.
Asthma can typically be managed with rescue inhalers for symptom relief and controller inhalers to prevent symptoms. Severe cases may require long-acting inhalers to keep the airways open, alongside oral steroids. Breathing treatments like inhalers and nebulizers can address asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a chronic lung condition that worsens over time.
At Daily Apple Clinic, our medical professionals will work closely with you to manage your allergies and asthma symptoms. We will create a personalized treatment plan to help prevent allergic reactions and asthma attacks or manage them effectively. Contact us to schedule an appointment or click the button for an online appointment today, to discuss your treatment options.