By Joanne Clough
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Although these symptoms seem quite different from each other, they are all caused by the same process. Inflammation is your body’s natural response when it feels it is under attack, and the process is designed to protect your body against the spread of an injury or infection. If you have an allergy, your body treats an allergen as an attacker, and sets up the inflammatory process. To start with, the allergen must gain access to your body, and this is usually through your nose, lungs or skin, or by mouth, into your bowel.
Obviously I don’t know the details of your asthma and the problems it causes you, so I have to answer this question in general terms. Bearing this in mind, below are the warning signs that should signal that your attack is a severe one: T • Symptoms that are unusually severe or unusually prolonged for you. • Unusual symptoms that you have not had before. • Breathlessness that is so bad that you find it hard to use your normal inhalers properly. • Breathlessness that is so bad that you find it difficult to speak.
This variation, called diurnal variation, happens because your lungs are often a little tight on waking. This wears off during the day. Once you have a good idea of what is normal for you, you can use your peak flow meter as a way of assessing your lungs on days that you feel under par. Trouble signs to look out for are: • your peak flow recordings are dropping, or are below your normal level; • there is an increasing difference between your morning and 46 | A LLE R GI E S: AN SW E RS AT YO U R FIN G E R TIPS your evening peak flow readings, with lower recordings in the mornings; • there is an increasing variation between readings, with unusually low recordings on some days.
Allergies (At Your Fingertips) by Joanne Clough