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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can dermatitis flareups cause asthma flare ups? i notice everytime my skin is itchy & red my asthma acts up?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Allergic reaction: You may have allergic triggers of your asthma. Please avoid common triggers including dust, mold, pollen and animal dander. Use fragrance free soap and lotion. Follow you asthma plan with your PCP or during a virtual Healthtap consultation. You may also upload a photo for an inbox consultation. Take an antihistamine daily for two weeks to gauge improvement. Watch for cough, shortness of breath.

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Last updated May 16, 2020

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