with the help of allergen specific IgE blood testing
The combination of viral infection and exposure to aeroallergens in sensitised children with asthma increases the risk of hospital admission almost 20-fold despite ICS use.10
Reducing allergen exposure, in children with asthma, reduces the risk of a virally induced exacerbation leading to hospital admission by nearly 50%.
Additionally (in sensitised children) allergen exposure reduction to all confirmed sensitisations can:7,10
Reduce medication use
Reduce symptom days
Reduce time off school
Initial specific IgE blood testing of children with respiratory and/or skin problems can reduce medication use over 2 years8...
4 fewer missed school days
21 fewer symptom days
Further information can be found at allergyai.com
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