Allergists have always been acutely involved in the mananagement of asthma and have led the way in research for new medicines. Lately we have recognzed that some asthma slowly changes to resimble Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease.
Asthma involves the lung tubes, COPD involves the air sacs. There is an overlap. For COPD that is caused by smoking, we defer to pulmonologists.
Childrens Asthma is tricky while keeping the steroids to a minimum