Asthma & Allergy

Asthma & Allergy Treatment in Franklin Township and Somerset County, New Jersey

Those who suffer from asthma and allergies know first-hand how difficult it can be to find effective treatment. At Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, we’re dedicated to helping patients breathe easier and gain relief, whether their symptoms are mild or more serious. Offering comprehensive care to Franklin Township and Somerset County, New Jersey, as well as the surrounding areas, we take pride in improving our patients’ health through a multidisciplinary approach.

Symptoms of Asthma & Allergies

People who have asthma and/or allergies regularly live with frustrating respiratory responses to irritants in the air. Asthma is a disease that causes those inflicted to have difficulty breathing due to allergic substances. While allergies may seem less severe, sufferers of the condition report similar symptoms to irritants in the air. Some signs and symptoms of both conditions include:

Symptoms of Asthma

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing

Symptoms of Allergies

  • Fatigue
  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy or runny nose

The severity of these responses may change depending on the individual. However, all can cause discomfort. Asthma symptoms especially have the potential to be dangerous. If you are undiagnosed but believe you have asthma, consider scheduling an appointment for a consultation.

Triggers of Asthma & Allergies

At Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, we’re dedicated to helping our patients understand triggers of all origin so that we can focus our care on your specific allergy or asthma needs. While symptoms of these conditions are slightly different, irritants that cause asthma and allergies are largely similar. Though it’s possible to be allergic or asthmatic to a variety of irritants, some common triggers include:

Indoor Allergens

  • Animal dander
  • Dust mites
  • Mold

Outdoor Allergens

  • Pollen from trees, grass, and weeds
  • Cold air
  • Air pollution
  • Dust
  • Tobacco smoke

Situational and Physical Triggers

  • Physical activity
  • Respiratory illnesses such as a cold or flu
  • Stress

Testing and Diagnosis

Treatment for asthma and allergy relief must first begin with proper testing and diagnosis. For allergies, blood tests or scratch testing may be administered to determine whether you are sensitive to certain allergens that may subsequently cause an asthmatic response. Through our state-of-the-art evaluation techniques, we can conveniently test for multiple allergens at once with immediate results, helping you quickly get treatment.

Methods of Treatment

Allergy and asthma irritants can, unfortunately, come from anywhere, but Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine offers advanced treatment options to help alleviate even the most persistent allergy and asthma symptoms. Just some of these treatments include:

  • Xolair, Fasenra, Nucala, Dupixent injections
  • Anticholinergic nasal sprays
  • Antihistamines
  • Decongestants
  • Leukotriene inhibitors
  • Mast cell inhibitors
  • Steroid nasal sprays
  • Epipens

Treat Your Asthma and Allergies with Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine

At Brunswick Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, we put the latest medical and non-medical advances to work for you. By using the expertise of behavioral health, nutrition, respiratory therapy, and sleep medicine, we strive to offer comprehensive care to our valued patients. Located in Somerset, and West Orange, NJ, we proudly serve all of Somerset County, including Franklin Township, with a goal to help those with asthma and allergies lead active and comfortable lives. To learn more about these treatments, contact us today.