publication . Other literature type . 2010

The Role of Allergen Exposure and Avoidance in Asthma

Baxi, Sachin N.; Phipatanakul, Wanda;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2010
Abstract
Allergy testing and avoidance of allergens plays an important role in asthma control. Increased allergen exposure, in genetically susceptible individuals, can lead to allergic sensitization. Continued allergen exposure can increase the risk of asthma and other allergic diseases. In a patient with persistent asthma, identification of indoor and outdoor allergens and subsequent avoidance can improve symptoms. Often times, a patient will have multiple allergies and the avoidance plan should target all positive allergens. Several studies have shown that successful allergen remediation includes a comprehensive approach including education, cleaning, physical barriers...
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Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseasesimmune system diseasesrespiratory systemotorhinolaryngologic diseasesfood and beverages
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