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Allergies can make asthma symptoms worse. So it is best to avoid the things to which you are allergic. Knowing if you are allergic, and to what, can help you take appropriate measures in your home to decrease exposure to these allergens. Although many of the measures are important for the entire home, your bedroom is the most important room in the house because that is where you usually spend 1/3 to 1/2 of your time.

Learn how to reduce allergies and asthma, based on your type of allergy.


Allergy Shots (Immunotherapy)

If you are allergic, actions to avoid exposure are recommended whenever possible. This can be difficult if you are allergic to pollen, molds and dust mites. Allergy medications, including prescription nasal sprays and antihistamines, can help control symptoms.

If actions to avoid exposure and medications are not effective, your doctor might consider allergy shots. Allergy shots have been shown to reduce symptoms associated with pollen, certain molds, dust mites and cat dander.


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