Wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of asthma. Allergies and environmental irritants, respiratory infections, and sinus disease are common triggers of asthma.
A careful history is very important in the assessment of asthma in order to identify potential triggers and determine how well the asthma is controlled.
Objective measurement of lung function is essential to determine asthma control, and can be done at the time of the appointment with the allergist.
Allergy skin testing is often done to identify allergic triggers for asthma. The allergist will use all of this information to tailor a personal asthma treatment plan to help you manage your asthma.