About every third person with hay fever goes on to develop pollen-related asthma. This is usually recognizable by a dry cough during the pollen season.
If this occurs, persons concerned are advised to see a doctor who can check the lung function.
Patients with minor symptoms should consult a doctor who will record the medical history and check the lung function.
In general, the use of a short-acting bronchodilator is often recommended, which the patient can usually use if necessary with one to two puffs daily.
The inhalation of the drug should be shown by the doctor or pharmacist.
Every asthma must also be checked for an existing allergy, including a skin prick test or a blood test.
Doctors usually recommend additional regular inhalation of a long-acting bronchodilator and cortisone once or twice daily for at least 14 days for patients who use salbutamol at least three times a week.
If the symptoms persist, it is usually advised to continue using the combination product (long-acting bronchodilator and cortisone) instead of salbutamol.
Patients are usually advised to inhale a long-acting bronchodilator and a higher dose of cortisone, usually a combination product.
In addition, the doctor may recommend allergy sufferers to take cortisone as a tablet.
Anti-IgE antibody therapy may also be considered in severe cases of allergic asthma. If this is not an option, cortisone may alternatively be used as a tablet to treat persistent symptoms.