Is there a Cure for Asthma?

Although asthma symptoms are controllable, a cure for asthma has remained elusive. Preventive treatment, however, should minimize the difficulty an individual experiences with asthma, and allow a normal, active lifestyle.

When should a person see an allergist?
If an individual is having difficulty breathing or is coughing or wheezing, an allergist can help determine the cause of the condition and provide treatment that controls or eliminates the symptoms. Individuals should see an allergist if:
Breathing difficulties are interfering with daily activities
Breathing problems are decreasing the quality of their life
The warning signs of asthma, are present. These include:
-Shortness of breath
-Wheezing or coughing, especially at night or after exercise
-Tightness in the chest
-Frequent attacks of breathlessness, despite previous
-Diagnosis and treatment for asthma