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Old 08-27-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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Re: asthma and allergies? Can anyone provide any suggestions please?

Ventolin and Advair is a good combination. The Advair should be used every day, the Ventolin only when you feel you need it.

Antihistamines would be Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra, etc.

You CAN test for allergies through blood tests, and for food allergies, blood tests are the best way, but for things like pollen, the scratch test is a lot more accurate. Make an appointment with an allergist now and see what happens down the line.

If you do have allergies, ask about allergy shots (desensitization.) I've been on them since June last year. Right about exactly 1 year after I started, my allergies started getting better, and my asthma is WAY better.