have persistent asthma and react to
allergens, you may need to have
skin testing for allergies.
Allergy shots (immunotherapy) may be helpful.
What to think about
If you have been diagnosed
with asthma, it is important that you treat it. You may feel good most of the
time-so much so that you find it hard to believe you have a long-lasting
condition. But all asthma-even mild asthma-may result in changes to your
airways that speed up and make worse the natural decrease in lung function that
occurs as we age.3