Capitol Allergy & Asthma Center

Dr. Maadhava Ellaurie M.D.

Laurel, MD (301)775-5173


A chronic disease of the lungs.  Its symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and wheezing.  These symptoms can be caused by allergens or non-allergic substances (eg. air temperature, respiratory infections, cigarette smoke, etc.)  The goals of good asthma care are to be free of asthma symptoms, go to school everyday, participate in all sports and activities, be able to sleep through the night, avoid unplanned doctor's office visits, avoid emergency room visits or stays in the hospital, and see that parents do not miss work because of their child's asthma.