Rohit K Katial MD


Asthma Action Plan

An asthma action plan is a written plan that tells you how to treat your asthma on a daily basis. The plan also helps you deal with sudden increases in your or your child’s asthma symptoms ( asthma attacks ). You need to treat the inflammation in your lungs to minimize the long-term effects of asthma. The plan tells you…

Asthma Attack

An asthma attack (also called an acute asthma episode, flare-up, or exacerbation) is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms, including shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing, and coughing. Although asthma attacks may seem to occur suddenly, they can occur after several days of symptoms getting worse. Symptoms may…

Skin prick allergy test

A drop of a solution containing a possible allergen is placed on the skin. Then a series of scratches or needle pricks lets the solution enter the skin. If the skin gets a red, raised itchy area (called a wheal), it usually means that the person is allergic to that allergen.

Allergens and allergy symptoms

Particles in the air (called allergens) can cause allergy symptoms such as sneezing; runny nose; itchy, watery eyes; and itchy ears, nose, and throat.

Skin reactions to medicine

An allergic reaction to medicine can cause hives. They appear as raised, red, itchy bumps (wheals) of different shapes and sizes, with defined red margins and pale centers. Hives may appear and then disappear at random and seem to move from place to place on the skin.