Allergy and Asthma Specialist Questions and Answers
Are allergies and asthma impacting your everyday life? At Piniella Asthma + Allergy, our team of specialists can help you better manage your allergies and asthma. We have 2 convenient locations to serve you in Coral Gables FL, and Palmetto Bay FL. We are here to help get better today! For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We serve patients from Coral Gables FL, Palmetto Bay FL, Westchester FL, Kendall FL, Miami Springs FL, Pinecrest FL, Princeton FL, and Richmond West FL.
What is an allergy and asthma specialist?
An allergy and asthma specialist, more commonly known as an allergist, is a physician that specializes and is trained in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring allergies and asthma. An allergy and asthma specialist may work in many different environments, including a hospital or outpatient clinic, but will most likely have their own practice. To become an allergist, many physicians complete a residency program in fields like internal medicine or pediatrics, followed by an additional few years of study in allergy and immunology. You can see an asthma and allergy specialist via a few different routes, but typically, you will be referred to one by your primary care provider or family physician.
How can an allergy specialist help me?
Allergies can be difficult to understand and manage, and thus can be disruptive to your daily life. They can impact people of all ages, genders, and walks of life, can onset at any age, and can be caused by a variety of factors, like genetics, lifestyle and your daily environment. Since there can be many interrelated causes and triggers, an allergy specialist can help you identify the specific allergy you’re experiencing, if other allergies are present, and how to treat and manage your situation.
An allergy specialist can monitor the severity of your allergy and decide what treatment and management style is best for you. Don’t hesitate to ask your primary care provider for a referral to an allergy specialist, or set up a free, no obligation consultation at our clinic. At Piniella Allergy + Asthma, our team of specialists can help you understand your allergies and have you feeling better as soon as possible. Allergies can be tricky, and we can help you pinpoint what’s going on, and how best to proceed.
How can an asthma specialist help me?
Asthma is a chronic condition that affects your airways, and results in symptoms like shortness of breath, tightness in your chest, and persistent coughing or wheezing. Asthma can limit your air flow and cause difficulty breathing, which is why it’s a condition that must be taken seriously and needs medical attention and treatment as soon as symptoms first onset. If you have asthma, you may have experienced an asthma attack, which is a distressing situation in which your asthma onsets quite severely and makes it difficult to breathe.
An asthma specialist can help by working with you to determine the causes and triggers behind your asthma, since it’s often a combination of lifestyle factors and genetic history, as well as other factors like hormones, or specific exposures in your work or school environment. An asthma specialist will be able to help identify whether your asthma may be due to allergic triggers, like dust mites, mould, or pollen, or non-allergic triggers such as smoke or air pollutants. It’s important to have the causes determined and assessed by an asthma specialist, as the course of treatment may differ depending on the cause and severity. Your asthma specialist will also be able to prescribe an inhaler if necessary, and help monitor the dosage and use of it, as well as other medications. Asthma can be very distressing, especially to children, who are commonly affected by it. As a parent, having access to an asthma specialist can be an important source of support as part of your child’s overall asthma care.
When should I consult an asthma and allergy specialist?
If you suffer an allergic reaction or begin to experience asthma, you will likely receive treatment from your primary care provider or, depending on the severity, an acute care setting. You may get a referral from your primary care provider after such an event, but you can always consult an asthma and allergy specialist at any time to discuss concerns.
Many people may be living with allergies or asthma and not know that they are the causes behind various symptoms and challenges in everyday life. By offering a no-obligation consultation as Piniella Asthma + Allergy, we offer a simple, efficient way to discuss your concerns and determine whether allergies and asthma are impacting your health.