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A 28-year-old male asked:

Can allergies cause long term shortness of breath. i worked in sawmill and found out im really allergic to maple?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Shortness of Breath: Allergies that cause shortness of breathasthma can manifest itself as wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, or all of the above. A large percentage of the time, regular pollen/dust mite/mold and other allergens.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
Depends: Specific allergy to environmental agents like maple wood in a sawmill could cause chronic shortness of breath . A lung test and x-ray may help in evaluation.
Dr. Haresh Sawlani
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Asthma: Allergies can trigger asthma / shortness of breath. Please see an allergy specialist for appropriate. Test and treatment.

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Last updated Dec 4, 2014

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