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Cathy Green, M.D.
Catherine Fuller, M.D.
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Atopic Dermatitis
Bronchial Asthma
Food Allergies
Hives & Swelling
Insect Stings
Immunodeficiency
Nasal & Sinus
Pet Allergies


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Dust Mites
Mold


Diagnosis/Treatment:


Skin Testing
Allergy Shots


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WEST LOS ANGELES OFFICE
Cathy Weiss Green, M.D.
Catherine Fuller, M.D.

11645 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 909-1910
Fax: (310) 909-1911



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Bronchial Asthma:

Bronchial Asthma is a condition that is commonly related to allergies. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath and wheezing, chronic cough, and wheezing with exercise. These symptoms can be caused by exposure to allergens in an allergic individual. The more severe the asthma, the more likely allergies are playing a role. At least 80% of children and 50 - 80% of adults with asthma have allergic asthma. Common allergens that flare the symptoms of asthma include pollens (grasses/trees/ weeds), dogs, cats, dust mites, molds and foods.

Allergy skin testing identifies those allergens that are likely making the symptoms of asthma worse. In addition, allergy skin testing identifies how severe of an allergy exists to these allergens.

Allergic asthma can be successfully treated with medication; however, identifying the allergens which make asthma worse is important in instituting a more comprehensive treatment plan. In addition to medication, this treatment plan would include environmental control measures, dietary intervention, and allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots). Allergy shots are indicated and are a successful treatment for allergic asthma in adults and children.







For more information on asthma and allergies:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

Check Todays' Pollen Counts
Weather.com

Are you the mother of an asthmatic?

Allergy & Asthma Network - Mothers of Asthmatics

More on Dust Mite and Mold Control Products
AllergyBeGone
National Allergy







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