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Family Allergy & Asthma Care of Montana treats all family members for mild, moderate and severe allergy and asthma problems. Our licensed staff is trained in diagnosing the problem and providing treatment plans that work.

We offer treatments for many condition related allergies and asthma as well as allergy education and resources. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Start feeling better soon!

Understanding Allergies

Allergies are very common and can be found in babies, children and adults. An allergy is the body’s response to a foreign invader. Some people’s bodies are not bothered by air particles, food or other allergy-causing situations; they can “brush off” being exposed to foreign particles. Other people’s bodies however, give an exuberant response in reaction to exposure. This reaction can range from mild (itching/sneezing) to severe (swelling/pain), and in some cases, be life-threatening.

Common allergens

While anything can cause an allergy, we typically see allergic reactions to these common allergens:

  • Pollen allergy (trees, grass and weeds):  the seasons may be short in Montana but intense
  • Dust allergy:  dust mites are a common cause of year round allergy symptoms.
  • Animal dander (pet) allergy: despite popular notions, there is no “hypo-allergenic” breeds
  • Mold allergy:  fungus can be wet or dry.  Mold spores can become airborne and trigger symptoms
  • Food allergy: while any food can trigger an allergy, there are 8 major foods that trigger 90% of reactions.
  • Bee venom (bee sting) allergy:  actually yellow jacket stings are the most common
  • Drug (medications) allergy

Stop suffering from allergies. Schedule an appointment today (406) 451-7017.

Understanding Asthma

Asthma is chronic inflammation in the lungs. Small airways within the lungs will have increased mucus, airway constriction and airway swelling with asthma. While asthma cannot be cured, it can be controlled. Asthma “triggers” cause these airways to narrow. (Allergies are a common trigger.) Signs that asthma has been triggered include:

  • Cough
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness

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Resources

View helpful websites for understanding allergies and asthma.

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