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What tests did your Dr. use to diagnose your asthma?

  1. I did a spirometry test, used an inhaler, and then did the spirometry again. While I waited for the inhaler to take effect, I also had skin tests for allergies...which wasn't exactly asthma testing but was closely related.

    1. Hi FeelingShy and thanks for your response. The tests you had seemed to be 'spot on' for helping the physician understand the extent of your asthma and how to treat it. The spirometry helped to measure the degree of obstruction and reversibility while the skin tests help to determine your triggers.
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      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator)

  2. Skin tests and spiromethy test

    1. Feel very anxious at times

      1. Sorry to hear you struggle with anxiety Evans. Know that you are not alone. in fact, our editorial team wrote this article about anxiety and depression and the coonection to asthma: https://asthma.net/symptoms/anxiety-and-depression/. Taking care of the emotional aspects can be important. You are always welcome here anytime you need a little extra support. Best, Richard (Asthma.net Team)

    2. Skin tests for allergies. We specialize in both Pediatric Allergy & Immunology as well as Adult Allergy & Immunology. Click http://allergyweb.com/ To learn more about allergies and asthma, as well as to learn more about us.

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