How are allergic diseases caused by 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

More than 90% of the average person's time in developed countries is spent indoors. This statistic underscores the importance of avoidance measures, especially in those who are allergic to indoor allergens.

Modern medicine has vastly increased the effective treatment of allergic disorders and asthma. However, the first line of treatment for these diseases is to avoid the offending agent. Therefore, the clinician should instruct those with allergies to indoor aeroallergens about practical matters to decrease exposure to these allergens. This is the most cost-effective treatment modality, and it sometimes results in complete resolution of the allergic problem.


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