Asthma Treatment at Garnet Health
For children and adults seeking treatment for mild to moderate asthma symptoms, our team is ready to help. We serve families at our convenient urgent care locations in Middletown and Monticello, NY, by providing a faster alternative to receive specialized primary care.
Dealing with persistent asthma symptoms can be uncomfortable, which is why our helpful professionals prioritize prompt service and personalized care. Our goal is to help you or your loved one breathe easier and get back to enjoying life as quickly as possible. Patients, parents and caretakers who visit us for urgent care also have the option to wait in their vehicles instead of our reception area.
Urgent Care Curbside Check-in
We offer curbside check-in for your safety and convenience. When you arrive, simply call us, and a nurse will phone you when an exam room becomes available.
The nurse will call you when an exam room becomes available and to let you know when it’s time to enter.
Asthma Cancer Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
Urgent care is appropriate for people with mild to moderate asthma symptoms, such as:
- Bothersome coughing or wheezing
- Mild chest tightness or shortness of breath
- Difficulty sleeping due to shortness of breath or coughing
These symptoms may worsen in cold weather, during exercise or when exposed to irritants like pollen or certain chemicals.
Emergency asthma treatment is sometimes necessary. Call 911 immediately if you or a loved one are experiencing signs of severe asthma, which may include:
- Marked worsening of wheezing or shortness of breath
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, even while at rest
- Little to no improvement in symptoms after using a rescue inhaler
Multiple genetic and environmental factors can lead to asthma, even though its root cause isn’t fully understood. Substances, behaviors and illnesses that cause asthma symptoms are known as triggers. Each person’s asthma triggers will vary, but common triggers include:
• Stress and anxiety
• Cold weather
• Cold, flu and other respiratory infections
• Cigarette smoke
• Airborne allergens like pollen, pet dander and dust mites
• Preservatives in certain foods and beverages
Asthma requires a long-term care plan as well as fast-relief methods for when symptoms flare up. Controller medicines like inhaled corticosteroids and oral medications are taken daily to manage symptoms, while inhaled rescue medications are prescribed to provide quick relief and open the airways during asthma attacks. Some patients may also use rescue medications as a preventive measure before exercise, if instructed by their doctor.
Garnet Health provides comprehensive asthma treatment to patients in Orange County, Sullivan County and nearby communities.