Find state-of-the-art asthma and allergy care at Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine. From getting in a good night’s rest to enjoying more symptom-free days, we can help pave the way toward wellness with a personalized treatment plan. Serving patients throughout Franklin Township and Somerset Counties, as well as West Orange and Essex Counties, New Jersey, our medical team is dedicated to helping patients live a healthier, more comfortable life.
Asthma and Allergy Testing
Avoiding triggers, monitoring pollen counts, managing symptoms â€“ allergies and asthma have a way of interrupting your usual routine. Knowing those triggers is a key to managing symptoms and one of the first steps toward asthma and allergy care is testing and diagnosis. From identifying the triggers that cause flare-ups to creating an individualized care plan, our asthma and allergy tests create the foundation for wellness.
Allergy Treatment Methods
Patients can find relief from the pain and discomfort associated with allergies and asthma through our medical and non-medical treatments. Whether they occur seasonally or year-round, these conditions can be effectively managed with a comprehensive plan put together by our healthcare professionals. Some allergy and asthma treatments may include:
This allergy spray is used to decrease the secretions from the glands within nasal passages, helping to alleviate runny noses.
Also known as corticosteroid nasal sprays, steroid nasal sprays are anti-inflammatory drugs used to relieve nasal allergy symptoms.
The body’s reaction to an allergy is the production of chemicals called histamines, which trigger stuffy noses, itchy eyes, and other symptoms. An antihistamine works to block or minimize histamines to help prevent allergic reactions.
When allergies cause the lining in your nose to swell, decongestants can help by shrinking those swollen blood vessels and tissues. Some medications combine antihistamines and decongestants for well-rounded relief.
This type of medication helps block the action of a chemical called leukotriene, which causes nasal passages to swell and produce mucus in response to an allergen. It is also the cause for airway tightening for many asthmatics.
Mast cells, types of white blood cells, are allergy cells that cause allergic reactions. Used to prevent allergy symptoms, mast-cell inhibitors block the production of histamine and other chemicals.
Used to treat severe allergic reactions, epinephrine is a life-saving emergency treatment option. This medication quickly improves breathing, stimulates the heart, elevates dropping blood pressure, reduces hives, and minimizes facial, lip, and throat swelling in response to an allergen.
Biologic agents are used to control and prevent asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and shortness of breath. Injections such as Xolair are administered by a healthcare professional as a routine treatment option, while others can be self-administered in the home setting.
Start Your Journey toward Allergy and Asthma Relief
Breathe easier during allergy season and beyond with help from the dedicated professionals at Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine. With locations in Somerset and West Orange, NJ, we provide asthma and allergy care to patients throughout Somerset County, including Franklin Township. Contact us today for more information about our treatments or to schedule an appointment for a consultation.