Asthma may be uncontrolled if one or more of the following is true:

  • Asthma symptoms: more than two days per week or multiple times on two or fewer days per week

  • Nighttime awakenings: two or more times per month for children and one to three times per week for youths and adults

  • Use of a medicine called a short-acting beta-agonist, or SABA, for symptom control more than two days per week

  • Flare-ups requiring oral corticosteroids: two or more times per year

If you think your allergic asthma is uncontrolled, it’s important to talk to a specialist, such as an allergist or pulmonologist.

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with allergic asthma, it's important to talk to a specialist, such as an allergist or pulmonologist.

An allergist or pulmonologist can administer a test to determine if a patient’s asthma has allergic triggers. Once the triggers are identified, the patient and their doctor can discuss treatment options and work together to manage the condition.


Our Breathing Space experts share their personal stories and offer insights and tips to help you better manage your allergic asthma.

Beth Eve Corn, MD
Beth Eve Corn, MD

Beth Eve Corn, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Medical Director of the Clinical Immunology Faculty Practice Associates for Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Corn treats patients who are living with allergic asthma and has great information to share about this condition, the symptoms and overall management.

Robin Wilson
Robin Wilson
Interior designer & allergy-friendly home expert living with allergic asthma

Diagnosed with allergic asthma at a young age, Robin has become an advocate for clean design and helps to create asthma and allergy-friendly residential and commercial spaces for her clients.

Jessica Shyba
Jessica Shyba
Mother of son with allergic asthma, Instagram star & author

After her son Jack was diagnosed with allergic asthma, Jessica and her family made lifestyle changes to help Jack manage his symptoms at home, at school, during summer camp and while traveling.

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with allergies and related conditions. AAFA provides practical information, community based services and support through a national network of chapters, support groups and online communities.

MISSION STATEMENT: AAFA is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergic diseases through education, advocacy and research.


Allergy & Asthma Network (AAN) is a leading nonprofit patient education and advocacy organization for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions. Their patient-centered network unites individuals, families, healthcare professionals, industry and government decision makers to improve health and quality of life for Americans with asthma and allergies. They specialize in making accurate medical information relevant and understandable to all while promoting evidence-based standards of care.

MISSION STATEMENT: To end needless death and suffering due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research.