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Is an allergy a respiratory disease?

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Dr. Nizar Kherallah
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
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In brief: Allergy is..

Allergy is a systemic disease that may affect one or more systems including the respiratory system.
The most common respiratory disease that is associated with allergy and subsequent inflammation is asthma.

In brief: Allergy is..

Allergy is a systemic disease that may affect one or more systems including the respiratory system.
The most common respiratory disease that is associated with allergy and subsequent inflammation is asthma.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Allergies are not respiratory diseases.
They are over-reactions of your immune system to specific proteins. The chemical cascade that results from this overreaction can manifest as wheezing, difficulty breathing, throat closing up, tongue/lip swelling, skin rash, etc.

In brief: No

Allergies are not respiratory diseases.
They are over-reactions of your immune system to specific proteins. The chemical cascade that results from this overreaction can manifest as wheezing, difficulty breathing, throat closing up, tongue/lip swelling, skin rash, etc.
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