I Am Asthmatic, Do I Need Allergen Testing?

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I am a 29 year old woman, around 2015 I suddenly developed asthma after a few weeks before being bitten by bed bugs. No parental history has had asthma, but has allergies and I have several food allergies (before I had asthma). I also raised a few cats a year after developing asthma because I didn’t think I was allergic to cats. My asthma usually recurs when I have a rather heavy activity, I am exposed to dust and cigarette smoke, or because I eat wrong. Some time ago I consulted with a pulmonologist, he was adamant that my asthma was caused by a cat after hearing that I have a cat at home, even though I said I didn’t feel cramped / wheezed when interacting with cats or dogs. u003cbr u003e u003cbr u003e What I want to ask, is it true that asthma is allergic to cats and must be away from cats? Do I need an allergen test to confirm because according to the pulmonary doctor he said there is no point in an allergen test for asthma? U003cbr u003e u003cbr u003eThank you.

1 Answer:

Regards,


From the information you convey, a history of asthma that you have experienced so far, in general, you can recognize and identify the asthma triggers you are experiencing. By identifying some of the things that you encounter in your daily life will help you in treatment and prevent the risk of acid recurrence or prevent your asthma complaints from worsening.


Asthma is often triggered by allergens that are around you. Allergens that are inhaled from your environment are one of the causes that often occur. Physical condition or your decreased stamina or fatigue can also trigger your immune system to not be in optimal condition.


Therefore, maintaining the condition of your stamina and by doing allergy testing, hopefully can help evaluate the cause or risk factors for asthma for you.


You can discuss with your pulmonologist or ask for a second opinion to another pulmonologist to get information related to allergy tests that can be done.


Hopefully, this test will help you identify the triggers for your acid complaints.


That is the information we can convey, also read allergy tests1 and allergy tests2.


dr.Ulfi

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