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What tests are used to diagnose allergic asthma?

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Your doctor can test you to see what causes your allergic asthma. The two most common (and recommended) methods are:

  • Pricking your skin with a tiny amount of the allergen and measuring the size of the red bumps 20 minutes later
  • A blood test known as a specific IgE or sIgE test

From: Allergic Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "What to expect at the doctor's office," "How to help your allergies and asthma," "Allergic asthma information," "Is your asthma allergic?"  American Medical Association, 1998.  National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Asthma: How is Asthma Diagnosed?" "How is asthma treated?" Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.




Essential Guide to Asthma,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 6, 2017

SOURCES: American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "What to expect at the doctor's office," "How to help your allergies and asthma," "Allergic asthma information," "Is your asthma allergic?"  American Medical Association, 1998.  National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute: "Asthma: How is Asthma Diagnosed?" "How is asthma treated?" Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children." FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.




Essential Guide to Asthma,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 6, 2017

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