Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways and lungs. The cause for this condition is still unknown. It is the most common chronic disease in children and, if left untreated, can lead to respiratory failure.
An allergy is an abnormal immune system response that occurs as a result of exposure to certain substances called allergens. Allergic reactions can range from mild to severe and because of environmental or food allergens.
Do you have swelling in the deep layers of skin around your eyelids, mouth or genitals? Possible even accompanied with urticaria (hives)? Asthma & Allergy Specialist can help identify and treat Angioedema.
Urticaria, the medical term for hives, are itchy wheals on the skin typically caused by the release of histamine from allergy cells (Mast cells and basophils). Many patients with hives also develop angioedema, swelling of the skin or of the mucosa.
Does your child struggle to fully fill their lungs with air? You could be dealing with a restrictive lung disease. If you live in Charlotte, NC come see our pediatric restrictive lung disease specialists.