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What's the relationship between asthma, allergies?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
4 doctors agree

In brief: Allergies trigger as

Asthma is inflamation in the lung.
Triggers cause muscles in the airway to constrict and cause asthma episodes.. Allergens like pollen, animal dander, mold spores and dust mite are one type of trigger. Other triggers include cold air, exercise and infections like colds, sinusitis and ear infections. Allergies can affect other areas in the body like eczema for the skin and heyfever for the nose.

In brief: Allergies trigger as

Asthma is inflamation in the lung.
Triggers cause muscles in the airway to constrict and cause asthma episodes.. Allergens like pollen, animal dander, mold spores and dust mite are one type of trigger. Other triggers include cold air, exercise and infections like colds, sinusitis and ear infections. Allergies can affect other areas in the body like eczema for the skin and heyfever for the nose.
Dr. Arthur Torre
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Dr. Robert Ramirez
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: One airway

If by allergies you mean allergic rhinitis, search for the "one airway theory".
Essentially, the nose and lungs are "connected". They both have very similar inflammatory reactions that can be triggered by an allergen, an irritant, or an infection. In fact, one can usually influence the other: when having nasal symptoms, asthma symptoms are more likely in asthmatics.

In brief: One airway

If by allergies you mean allergic rhinitis, search for the "one airway theory".
Essentially, the nose and lungs are "connected". They both have very similar inflammatory reactions that can be triggered by an allergen, an irritant, or an infection. In fact, one can usually influence the other: when having nasal symptoms, asthma symptoms are more likely in asthmatics.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Trigger...

Asthma exacerbation can be due to allergy.
Allergic reaction can trigger an acute asthmatic exacerbation in patients with asthma. Therefore, avoidance of known allergies, when possible, is needed to prevent asthma exacerbation.

In brief: Trigger...

Asthma exacerbation can be due to allergy.
Allergic reaction can trigger an acute asthmatic exacerbation in patients with asthma. Therefore, avoidance of known allergies, when possible, is needed to prevent asthma exacerbation.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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