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I am suffering from Asthma for the last nine years. Whenever there is a change in season then the problem becomes more acute.

Hello Suman,
   This is not unusual. Seasonal changes also bring changes in pollen levels of various plants as well as molds. This is why it is essential to have a complete evaluation by an allergist. Then the medication therapy can appropriately be adjusted in order for your asthma to be brought under control. It is equally important for you to learn and understand the cycle of your triggers so as to be proactive in stopping the reactions before they adversely affect you. It is not uncommon for therapy to vary throughout the year in response to the ups and downs of your personal triggers.
  In addition to this, it is extremely important to use the asthma delivery devices correctly. A major cause of therapy failure is not understanding how to properly use the different devices. Be sure you are not just told to read the insert, but actually shown how to use them.

  Hope this helps. Get back to me if you have further questions.



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Marc Rubin, RPh Asthma Educator


I have worked directly with patients as well as caregivers for over 30 years. Have made presentations throughout Illinois educating school nurses as well as the teaching and coaching staff of public schools about asthma, and how they should respond to these students needs. Presented a public education program on asthma through the US Department of Public Health. Specialize in helping guide asthmatic patients to take control of their disease in order to live a near-normal, fully active life.


Practicing pharmacist for 40 years, specializing in asthma and COPD for 12 years. Developed nationwide education to nurses, teachers and athletic coaches regarding asthma and exercise induced bronchospasm. In addition, and closer to home. my daughter has asthma, and my son has exercise induced bronchospasm. In addition, I serve on the boards and committees of a number of asthma organizations: Sports, Exercise and Fitness Committee of AAAAI, Population Health Committee and Sports Medicine Committee of ACAAI, Sports Medicine Committee of the World Allergy Association. Board of Directors of the Chicago Asthma Consortium, Board of Directors of the Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma Foundation, as well as the advisory board of a medical education company, Emmi Solutions. Directly involved in the creation of public education programs for asthma, COPD and diabetes.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology / Sports Medicine Committee, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology / Population Health Committee and Sports Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society. World Allergy Association, Chicago Asthma Consortium / Professional Development Committee, Christopher D. Redding Youth Asthma Foundation, and Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago: Development Committee for AE-C prep class, and presenter.

AAAAI PowerPoint on the new guidelines for EIB (Exercise Induced Bronchospasm), AAAAI Powerpoint on Asthma in School Setting for Teachers and Coaches, Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: Transition guide for teens with food allergies or asthma going out of the home to live independantly.

BScPharm, RPh, (NAECB Certified asthma educator in 2002), NIPCO Certified Respiratory Care Pharmacist

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Emmi Solutions, Chicago Next Level Health, Chicago

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