Lungs and Breathing

The Science Behind Allergy Shots and How They Work

An allergic person’s immune system overreacts to exposure to an allergen, which is what causes an allergic reaction. One of the primary medical treatments for allergies besides medications are allergy shots administered at regularly-scheduled intervals. At Arkansas Allergy and Asthma in Little Rock and Conway, you can receive allergy shots as part of your individually-tailored…

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Spring Cleaning: How To Make Sure Your House Is Mold and Dust Free

The thought of spring cleaning incites mixed responses from those with asthma or allergies. Intensive cleaning is important for eliminating allergens in the air and reducing the potential for asthma or allergy flare-ups in your home. However, cleaning kicks up dust that can irritate your allergies. Follow these helpful spring cleaning tips to keep your…

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What Causes My Asthma to Flare-Up?

The most common symptoms linked to asthma are wheezing, shortness of breath, a feeling of chest tightness, and coughing. One in every 13 people in the US has asthma, and it is the leading cause of childhood chronic disease, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

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How To Recognize an Asthma Attack

Asthma is a common disease that can make it extremely difficult to breathe. During an attack, your airways swell and constrict. This may lead to coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and chest tightness.

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Understanding Why It Is Important to Have an Asthma Action Plan

The severity and duration of your asthma attacks can worsen without warning as your system undergoes formative changes. Although quick-relief asthma medications can work well to halt attacks in their tracks, their frequency of use tells a different tale. Usage of these medications more than twice a week indicates the immediate need for an asthma…

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