Advanced treatments for asthma sufferers

Dr. Applebaum also helps adults and children with asthma, a frightening condition that can make breathing difficult and leave adults and children gasping for air. As you might imagine, asthma medications play an important role in managing symptoms like coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Dr. Applebaum will consider your age, symptoms, severity and medication side effects before choosing the right type and dose of medication for your needs. Asthma can also change over time. That’s why you should work closely with Dr. Applebaum to track symptoms and adjust your asthma medications as necessary.

Asthma medications

There are long-term asthma control medications that require regular use to prevent a decline in lung function. Such medications include inhaled corticosteroids and leukotriene inhibitors. There are also short-acting, quick-relief rescue medications for treating acute asthma attacks. However, the excessive use of rescue medications can result in the loss of effectiveness and worsening asthma over time. Dr. Applebaum will recommend which ones are right for you or your child.

For the vast majority of individuals with allergic disease, asthma is a common manifestation of those allergic sensitivities. Although the common misbelief is that asthma is a condition that is treatable only with the regular use of medications, individuals with allergic asthma have other and better long-term treatment options available to them.

Get help for your asthma and breathe easier again. Visit Eric S. Applebaum, MD, for comprehensive asthma treatment. Call us at 973.335.1700 in Parsippany or use our online Request an Appointment form to schedule your consultation. Our asthma patients come to us from Passaic, Parsippany, Denville and Montville (Morris County, NJ) in Mountain Lakes and Parsippany Troy Hils.