Asthma Specialist

Live Urgent Care

Urgent Care & COVID Testing located in Princeton, NJ, Bellmawr, NJ, Somerset, NJ, Morris Plains, NJ, and Sayreville, NJ

Roughly 1 in 13 Americans have asthma, making it one of the most common chronic breathing disorders in the United States. Whether you have a long history of managing asthma or are just starting to experience asthmatic symptoms — like wheezing and breathlessness — Browlyn Marquez MSN, FNP-C, APN, and the team at Live Urgent Care, which has locations in Princeton, Bellmawr, Somerset, Morris Plains, and Sayreville, New Jersey, can help. If you need to be seen quickly, you’re welcome to walk in for immediate treatment. You can also schedule an asthma evaluation either online or over the phone today.

Asthma Q & A

What are the symptoms of asthma?

When you have asthma, you may feel like you have to strain to catch your breath. You might also find it difficult to breathe deeply. During an asthma attack, you may notice any of the following issues:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Tightness
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing

Asthma is also known for making it difficult for you to experience quality sleep due to coughing fits and difficulty breathing. This can leave you feeling fatigued and tired throughout the day.

How is asthma diagnosed?

Whether your asthma medication doesn’t seem effective or if you’re developing new asthma symptoms, the team at Live Urgent Care encourages you to undergo an evaluation.

The team uses the latest technology and evaluates you as a whole person. To confirm that you have asthma and to help pinpoint your triggers, your provider may:

  • Conduct allergy testing, such as a blood test or skin test
  • Perform a breathing test, such as a spirometry
  • Order a chest X-ray

Your practitioner also uses a stethoscope to listen to you breathe. It’s important to let them know about all symptoms you experience and anything that makes your symptoms better or worse.

How can I manage my asthma?

Once your Live Urgent Care diagnoses your asthma, they counsel you about how to manage it and prescribe medications that are tailored to your condition.

For example, if you have exercise-induced asthma, your practitioner teaches you how to minimize your risk of an asthma attack while you’re working out or playing sports.

Your personalized asthma management plan may also include:

  • Oral medications to keep your airways open
  • Inhaled quick-relief and long-acting medications
  • Allergy treatments, such as antihistamines or immunotherapy

The team at Live Urgent Care also offers 24/7 care and prescription refills to help patients manage their asthma more effectively.

Book your asthma evaluation at Live Urgent Care by calling the office or booking online today. You can also call or walk into the clinic if you need to be seen right away.