NIH Guidelines: Control of Environmental Factors and Comorbid conditions that affect Asthma
Exposure of patients who have asthma to allergens to which they are sensitive has been shown to increase asthma symptoms and precipitate asthma exacerbations.
For patients with persistent asthma, the clinician should evaluate the potential role of allergens, particularly indoor inhalant allergens. Use in-vitro testing or skin testing to reliably determine sensitivity to perennial indoor inhalant allergens to which the patient is exposed.
*Has this component of the guideline been addressed?
*how can we effectively manage common asthma triggers if we do not know what those triggers are?