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Asthma and Allergy Care in Provo, Utah

At Utah Valley Asthma and Allergy we know allergies can make life miserable. Our expert provider, Dr. Thad Abbott works together with his patients to provides consultation, testing, treatment, and continuing care for allergies. In addition, Dr. Abbott also provides testing and treatment for immune system disorders.

Allergies

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What are Allergies?

An allergy is the reaction of the body's immune system to certain foods, insect venom, or even pet dander. Our doctors and staff are committed to helping you manage your allergies.

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Common Allergy Conditions

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Hay fever & chronic nasal problems
  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Drug allergy
  • Allergic skin conditions, including eczema
  • Food allergy
  • Insect venom allergy
  • Recurrent or chronic sinusitis
  • Acute and chronic hives
  • Swelling disorders
  • Latex allergies
  • Primary immune deficiency
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Our Allergy and Immunology Services

  • Skin testing for inhalants, venom, drugs, and foods
  • Provocation challenges for foods, vaccines, and drugs
  • Allergy shots
  • Breathing tests for asthma
  • Exhaled nitric oxide for asthma monitoring
  • Blood draws and x-rays
  • Access to full lung function testing, including testing for COPD & asthma provocation testing
  • Acute and chronic hives

Please call us for a comprehensive list of our services.

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Asthma

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Causes of Asthma

The exact cause of asthma is unknown. It is believed to be partly inherited. The environment, infections, and chemicals released by the body are also involved.

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Potential Asthma Triggers

  • Pollens (trees, grass, and weeds)
  • Mold
  • Pets
  • Dust and dust mites
  • Cockroaches
  • Mice
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What are the Symptoms of Asthma?

  • Trouble breathing or shortness of breath
  • Tightness in chest
  • Wheezing or a whistling sound when breathing
  • Coughing
  • Breathing becomes harder and may hurt
  • Talking and sleeping may be difficult with severe symptoms
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