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Assessment in hospital

Your assessment will usually include the following: Pulse Oximeter Chest X-ray Blood tests This is the small clip which is put on to your finger to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood To check for pneumonia or other problems in the lung To check how the kidney and liver are working, to look […]

Allergies and antibodies

Asthma is sometimes linked with allergies. If you have this type of asthma you will be looked after by an asthma specialist. Some people with asthma related allergies may be suitable for antibody treatment. Antibody treatment is only effective for small number of people with allergic asthma, it doesn’t work for everyone. If the specialist […]

Other tests to confirm asthma

Other tests are often required to ensure there are not other underlying conditions that are affecting your breathing. This can help to confirm a diagnosis of asthma: Blood samples Chest x-ray Skin prick test Electrocardiograph (ECG) Blood test are done – mainly to check for other underlying conditions A chest X ray – to check […]