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Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
Yes: Allergies and exercise are 2 of the most common triggers for exacerbation of asthma symptoms. If your asthma is not well controlled and you have allergies, treatment of the allergies is an important part of asthma therapy. If exercise is making your breathing worse it doesn't mean you can't do it. It suggests that your asthma is not well controlled and this should be discussed with your doctor.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Both can induce asthma flares.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Could my asthma be triggered by exercise and allergies?

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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Yes: About 60% of asthma is "allergic asthma." this is asthma that can be aggravated by environmental allergies (e.g. Dust mite or cat dander or ragweed). About 40% of asthma is "non-allergic." common triggers of non-allergic asthma include exercise, cold air, respiratory infections, or emotion.

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