Asthma and Allergies

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions on asthma and allergies.

How do Allergies Affect Asthma?

Many people with asthma also have allergies. Allergies can trigger an asthma attack or make it worse. Some asthma treatments also help allergy symptoms.

If your allergies make your asthma worse, talk to your doctor about treating them. Ask about allergy testing or skin and blood tests to help pinpoint what you’re allergic to. This can help you control your allergy triggers. If your allergies are severe, your doctor might suggest allergy shots (immunotherapy).

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; J. Douglas Aldstadt, MD, Family Physicians of Englewood; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Reitz, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Grenetta Ritenour, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine