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We found 2 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept HFN near New Lenox, IL.

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL

Dr. Cynthia Lerner specializes in legal medicine and allergy & immunology. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Lerner completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna.

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All Interests: Allergic rhinitis (hay fever), asthma, hives, latex sensitivity, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Dr. Noah P Levy MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
(815) 740-1100

Dr. Noah Levy's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include hospital care. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush Children's Hospital. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Neonatal care, Asthma and allergies, Hospitalist




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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.