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How Asthma Is Diagnosed

An allergist is a doctor with special training and experience to diagnose and treat allergic diseases such as asthma. If you think you might have asthma, talk to your doctor or an allergist to see if you get an asthma diagnosis.

During a visit with an allergist, you can expect the doctor to:

  • Take a medical history that reviews if any members of your family have asthma or allergies, such as hay fever, hives or eczema
  • Ask you about your attacks, how often they happen and what seems to trigger them
  • Perform a physical exam
  • Measure airflow entering and leaving the lungs

The doctor also may order other tests such as chest X-rays, blood tests or allergy tests.

Asthma Relief Test

If you or your child has asthma, use the Asthma Relief Self-Test to review your symptoms and see if you need to find relief.


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Asthma Success Stories

Read stories of people just like you. Learn how they found relief from asthma symptoms by visiting an allergist.

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Find an Asthma Specialist

An allergist is a doctor who has the specialized training and experience to find out what causes your asthma, prevent and treat symptoms, and help keep it under control. Find an allergist in your zip code and find relief.

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