At Your Appointment

Allergic Asthma Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Please describe the symptoms and issues you’re having that led you to schedule this online appointment. Start at the beginning of this current episode and tell me how and when things have changed and progressed.
  • Have you identified any specific allergic asthma triggers, such as pollen or pet dander?
  • What steps have you taken to reduce allergic asthma triggers?
  • Have you had allergy testing?
  • Do you currently use treatments for allergies or eczema?
  • How often are you using rescue treatments for allergic asthma?
  • Do your allergic asthma symptoms wake you up during the night?
  • Describe your symptoms. Are you having wheezing, shortness of breath, or chest tightness?
  • Do your symptoms seem to occur at certain times or with certain activities?
  • What, if anything, seems to make your symptoms better or worse?
  • Do you have any family members with asthma or allergies?
  • Do you have seasonal allergies, eczema, or food allergies?
  • What is most likely to trigger my allergic asthma? How can I avoid triggers?
  • What risk factors make asthma more likely to be severe?
  • How is allergic asthma treatment different than regular asthma treatment?
  • What is the difference between rescue medications and controller medications?
  • How will we know if my allergic asthma treatment is working or if we need to change it?
  • What should prompt me to seek medical care for my allergic asthma?
  • Can we review how to use my inhaler correctly? Do you recommend I combine my inhaler with a spacer device?
  • What makes allergic asthma different than other types of asthma?
  • What are the symptoms of allergic asthma?
  • Could my symptoms be caused by another medical condition?
  • How do you diagnose allergic asthma?
  • How do you treat allergic asthma?
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Last Review Date: 2022 Nov 2
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
  1. Allergic asthma. https://acaai.org/asthma/types-of-asthma/allergic-asthma/
  2. Chabra, R., et al. (2022) Allergic and environmental induced asthma. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK526018/