Allergy and Asthma Treatment at Instant Tele Care
The number of patients that experience seasonal allergies and asthma in the United States is staggering. According to the Asthma and Allergy Association of America, more than 25 million people have asthma while allergic asthma (asthma triggered by an allergic agent or “allergen”) impacts over 60% of patients with asthma. Allergies alone affect over 50 million Americans annually.
Instant Tele Care’s virtual visit capabilities allow patients with mild to moderate allergy and asthma symptoms to get treatment. Through our telemedicine platforms, any patient that needs to get allergy and asthma treatment just has to book an appointment online. One of our providers can administer treatment, evaluate your symptoms, send prescriptions, and coordinate the next steps of care as necessary.
Allergy Symptoms Treatable through Telemedicine
Instant Tele Care provides telemedicine access for patients experiencing common allergy and asthma symptoms. Seasonal allergies, food allergies, sensitive allergic reactions, allergic asthma, and asthma are treatable at Instant Tele Care. Important: if you are experiencing a medical emergency, such as extreme difficulty breathing or chest pain, visit an emergency room for care.
Allergies are the body’s immune response to certain substances. Those substances may be mold, medicine, pet dander, dust, or pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds. Seasonal allergies or “hay fever” occur only during certain times of the year, and are more related to pollen. Year round allergies may occur from insects, animal dander, and mold.
Symptoms of allergies can include stuffy nose, runny nose, itchy and red eyes, watery eyes, sore throat, hoarseness of the voice, cough, itchy throat, itchy skin, rash, and in severe allergies, wheezing, shortness of breath, swelling of the mouth, lip, tongue, or a lapse of consciousness.
Treatment will depend on the cause and severity of the allergic reaction but may include steroid tablets, decongestants, an allergy shot, or nasal sprays. When making your consultation, make sure to let the provider know of any new changes in your routine, including any new topicals, detergents, or medications. The provider may even need to refer you for allergy testing to find out what the cause for the reaction is.
Asthma symptom treatment
Asthma is a chronic condition that can make it difficult to breathe. An asthma attack occurs when the airways in the lungs become narrowed and inflamed. The symptoms of an asthma attack may be mild or severe and symptoms may come and go.
Symptoms of asthma may include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Tightness in the chest
- Throat irritation
- Fast breathing
Asthma can be familial, or run in families. Triggers for asthma may include a cold/flu, cigarette smoke, cold air, allergens including dust, pollen, pet dander, and mold. Exercise and stress may also be triggers. Some asthma attacks are triggered by NSAIDS, which include aspirin, ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, naproxen/Naprosyn, and Advil.
Based on symptoms treatment may include inhalers, steroid medication, or prescription allergy medication. Consult with a provider to determine the severity of your asthma and a targeted treatment plan.