Asthma Allergies

Asthma is often triggered by allergies – especially environmental/ airborne allergens.

Get tested for pollens and house dust mite 

Many people with asthma get wheezy because of allergies to things in their environment.
Asthma is often made worse by pollens or house dust mite (called inhalant allergy or aero-allergens).

We suggest that you get tested.  This can be done with painless “skin prick tests” for a number of allergens.

We routinely test for:

  • house dust mite
  • grass pollens (rye grass, timothy grass)
  • tree pollens (especially birch)
  • animal dander (cat fur, dog hair, horse hair, and feathers
  • moulds

Who can do skin tests?

We carry out skin-tests part of your specialist consultation.
This gives us the opportunity to interpret your results immediately.
The results can give you immediate answers to your asthma triggers.

 

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