A variety of medications alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms including:
- Nasal steroids
- Inhaled steroids
- Nasal antihistamines
- Oral antihistamines
- Anti-inflammatory medications
While many of these medications are available over-the-counter, Dr. Brauer will help you decide which is best for your symptoms, how often and how much to take, and how to prevent side effects.
FDA-Approved Prescription Medication
Bluegrass Family Allergy also offers newly FDA-approved medications such as Grastek, Ragwitek, and Oralair. Dr. Brauer works with patients to find a medication regimen that is doable logistically and financially.
Grastek is an immunotherapy tablet that treats grass pollen allergies in children and adults.
Ragwitek treats ragweed pollen allergies in adults through immunotherapy in tablet form.
Oralair uses immunotherapy in pill form to treat grass allergies in children and adults.
New in 2018! An at home sublingual tablet to treat dust mite allergy!
Resources & Education
It is our goal at Bluegrass Family Allergy to help you understand what causes allergies and how best to prevent troublesome reactions. In combination with medication or immunotherapy, Dr. Brauer will educate you on how to avoid the circumstances that trigger your asthma or allergic reactions.
At times, certain lifestyle changes are recommended, such as keeping windows closed at all times during pollen season, reducing humidity in your home, removing pets from sleeping areas, or changing your diet. Dr. Brauer gives special attention to educating her patients on asthma attack prevention strategies. Cold weather, exposure to allergens, and respiratory infections can often trigger asthma attacks, and it is critical to avoid these situations when possible. Optimizing asthma health, even in mild cases, could prevent bronchitis.
During your consultation, Dr. Brauer will discuss the best option for you and answer any questions you may have. Hopefully all of your questions will be answered by the end of your visit, but we are available for questions at any time.