Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI -  - Allergist

Beverly Hills Allergy

Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Allergist & Immunologist located in Beverly Hills, CA

Asthma Management Specialist

Managing asthma symptoms can help you breathe better and enjoy life to its fullest. Dr. Hariri provides advanced care and management of asthma so patients in the Greater Los Angeles area can reduce symptoms and breathe more easily.

Asthma Management Q&A

by Sherwin Hariri, MD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

What is asthma?

Asthma is a disease that affects the muscles of the airways and the lungs, causing chronic inflammation that makes it more difficult to breathe. When inflammation occurs, the airways become narrower, making it more difficult for air to reach the lungs. Asthma also results in increased mucus production, which can build up in airway linings and contribute to breathing difficulties. Asthma symptoms often become worse in response to triggers, like extreme temperatures or exposure to specific types of allergens like dust or pollen. Some people experience asthma symptoms in response to exercise.

What symptoms does asthma cause?

Asthma symptoms usually include:

  • wheezing when breathing, which sometimes sounds like a “hissing” noise

  • persistent cough

  • tightening in the chest

  • difficulty breathing

Chronic symptoms are often worse in the morning and tend to clear up as the day wears on.

How is asthma diagnosed?

During your appointment, Dr. Hariri will talk to you about your symptoms and listen to your lungs and airways as you breathe in and out. He'll also ask you about your family history of asthma and personal and family history of allergies, which often occur in people with asthma. You'll probably also be asked to perform a simple breathing test that measures your lung capacity by having you exhale into a tube that measures the amount of air you expel. In some cases, Dr. Hariri may order a chest x-ray to rule out other conditions that can cause similar symptoms.

How is asthma treated?

In mild cases of asthma, avoiding known triggers may be enough to prevent significant issues. But when symptoms affect quality of life and make it difficult to breathe when doing normal activities or pursuing active hobbies, Dr. Hariri may prescribe medication that can inhaled using a portable, handheld device called an inhaler or an electric device called a nebulizer.

Insurance

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Google+

    "Very caring and knowledgable Doctor! He really knows how to treat allergies. Beautiful office btw!"

    Tina Chuldzh
  • Google+

    "Genuine and very helpful! Staff is professional and I only had to wait 5 minutes to see the doctor."

    Honor Guard Team
  • Patient Fusion

    "Dr. Hariri is a very genuine doctor who is very interested in his patients' health and answers any questions you might have so that you feel comfortable."

    Kaylene
  • Google+

    "Competency. Compassion. Respect. Altruism. Four distinct traits that truly encompass Dr. Sherwin Hariri and his practice."

    Artin Galoosian
  • Google+

    "Dr. Hariri is a very compassionate doctor. He took his time and explained everything to me very well! I highly recommend him to all my family and friends!"

    Jackie I.
  • Yelp

    "His office looked very nice and elegant. I was able to get into his clinic immediately and the waiting time to be seen was very short."

    George M.
  • Yelp

    "Very knowledgable about food allergies. Within 15 min he figured out what I'm allergic to and testing was painless. Highly recommend."

    R-Mean P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri was so helpful in my understanding of my seasonal allergies. He took great care of me and I would enthusiastically recommend him to anyone."

    Caroline T.
  • Yelp

    "Doctor Hariri is the BEST!!! He is a true life saver! He is compassionate and smart. I finally found a Doctor who knows how to treat my eczema!"

    Annette M.
  • Google+

    "He is awesome and really cares about the overall health of his patients. He also has a great assistant!"

    Jacob R.
  • "I had an amazing experience! I came in today as new patient for a severe rash. Dr. Sherwin and his team were more than phenomenal."{

    Dior
  • "I would highly recommend Dr. Sherwin in the future to friends and family members who are seeking the assistance of an allergist in the greater Los Angeles area."

    Winston
  • Square

    "I always feel cared for whenever I go to this practice. The doctor is very nice and genuinely cares for his patients. Sabrina is always pleasant and helpful as well."

    Joan
  • Google+

    "I have seen many allergists in the past, and finally I walked into an office where I truly felt the doctor was not only brilliant, but also cared to listen to me."

    Alec P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri is the best. He definitely cares about his patients and will go above and beyond. Thank you Dr. Hariri for your amazing help and guidance!"

    Holly B.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Hariri is a genuine doctor who cares about his patients. He is very knowledgeable and smart. Thank you Dr. Hariri for everything!"

    Arpine M.
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