How Does The Procedure Undergo An Allergy Test Due To The Symptoms Of Shortness Of Breath?
Good night doc. I want to ask, what is the procedure for undergoing an allergy test. Incidentally my mother has a history of shortness of breath u0026amp; chest like a heavy burden .. 3th ago my mother was an X-ray lung u0026amp; declared sick again … 1 month ago, the pain recurred again and I checked again, the latest X-ray results are bronchitis … Actually my mother’s illness was due to allergies or what? If it’s allergic, do you need an allergy test to the hospital to make sure my mother’s illness
Thank you for the question.
Shortness and sensation of pressure in the chest can refer to various medical conditions, for example:
Respiratory disorders, such as asthma, bronchitis, pleural effusion, pneumothorax
Indigestion, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis
Heart disorders, such as heart attacks, heart failure
Psychological disorders, such as panic attacks, specific phobias, psychosomatic disorders, and so on
Allergy itself occurs because of an error in the immune system that considers the entry of substances into the body as dangerous, when in fact it is not. Not just tightness and pressure in the chest, allergies can also make sufferers cough, runny nose, wheezing, itchy skin, swelling, redness, and many other complaints appear. Meanwhile, bronchitis is a condition in which the lower respiratory tract that leads to the lungs (bronchi) is inflamed. In acute conditions, the most common cause is infection. However, if it continues to be chronic, then this condition could be aggravated by exposure to cigarette smoke or other chemical fumes.
Clinically, the various conditions above, including allergies and bronchitis, can be almost similar. Therefore, to distinguish them, a comprehensive physical examination is needed, or is also supported by other examinations, such as x-rays, blood tests, heart records, endoscopy, and so on. Allergy tests are more commonly done to confirm an allergic reaction that appears on the skin, not in the form of tightness or a pressure sensation in the chest as your mother experienced. The doctor or internist who examined your mother is the one who knows this best. Therefore, you need to consult directly with him yes ..
What you can currently do to deal with your mother's condition is:
When your mother's complaint recurs, compress her chest with warm water, move her to a comfortable place, loosen her clothes, and make her calm
Keep him away from substances that might trigger allergies or irritations in the airways, for example dry air, cold temperatures, smoke, dust mites, animal dander, pollution, pollen, and so on
Keep the environment where your mother lives always clean, change sprays and curtains regularly
Accompany your mother to lead a healthy lifestyle, including not being late to eat, discipline to exercise every day, not smoking, and not worrying too much about thoughts
Without doctor's advice, do not carelessly give your mother medicine
Hope this helps ...