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We found 2 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Child Health Plus near Poughkeepsie, NY.

Dr. David Jay Resnick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
2507 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
 

Dr. David Resnick practices pediatric allergy & immunology in Poughkeepsie, NY and Fishkill, NY. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Resnick's areas of expertise include allergic contact dermatitis, drug allergy, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG), ColumbiaDoctors, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He takes Vytra, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Resnick attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Resnick include: Castle Connolly Top Doctor; Hudson Valley Magazine Top Doctor; and Best Doctors in America. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Michael Y Hugh, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
 

Dr. Michael Hugh specializes in allergy & immunology and practices in Carmel, NY and Pawling, NY. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hugh is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His training includes a residency program at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola. Dr. Hugh is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with ENT and Allergy Associates.

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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.