How are allergic diseases due to aeroallergens treated?

Updated: Jul 07, 2019
  • Author: Bhumika Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Kaliner, MD  more...
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The physician has the following 3 treatment options for individuals with allergic diseases, including allergic asthma:

  • Aeroallergen avoidance

  • Medications

  • Allergen immunotherapy

Avoidance of the offending agent is the first line of treatment for allergic disorders and asthma. It is the most cost-effective treatment modality, and it sometimes results in complete resolution of an allergic problem. Modification of the home environment is the primary measure to reduce allergen exposure. A comprehensive strategy should include determining the allergens to which the individual is sensitive and implementing specific avoidance measures to reduce exposure to the offending allergens.


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