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How can I tell whether or not this is asthma or just a seasonal thing?
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Seasonal allergies
If testing is done to prove seasonal allergy sensitivity, this will help your physician manage your symptoms when the underlying cause is in doubt.
If you have nasal congestion during spring tree pollenation, but allergy testing had shown you were not allergic to trees, then your physician would be more likely to prescribe medications to treat a viral "cold" or a sinus infection.

In brief: Seasonal allergies
If testing is done to prove seasonal allergy sensitivity, this will help your physician manage your symptoms when the underlying cause is in doubt.
If you have nasal congestion during spring tree pollenation, but allergy testing had shown you were not allergic to trees, then your physician would be more likely to prescribe medications to treat a viral "cold" or a sinus infection.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Seasonal asthma
Only rarely is asthma only seasonal.
Allergic sensitivity caused by ige antibodies can cause nasal congestion, eye irritation and bronchoconstriction. All patients with asthma should have allergy testing to dust mites and pet dander (if there is a pet exposure), since environmental modifications can reduce symptoms. Knowing what seasonal allergens are important to any person helps management.

In brief: Seasonal asthma
Only rarely is asthma only seasonal.
Allergic sensitivity caused by ige antibodies can cause nasal congestion, eye irritation and bronchoconstriction. All patients with asthma should have allergy testing to dust mites and pet dander (if there is a pet exposure), since environmental modifications can reduce symptoms. Knowing what seasonal allergens are important to any person helps management.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Definition...
Asthma is recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
Seasonal allergies can be an etiology of asthma so you need to see a doctor to evaluate your symptoms to determine if you have asthma.

In brief: Definition...
Asthma is recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation.
Seasonal allergies can be an etiology of asthma so you need to see a doctor to evaluate your symptoms to determine if you have asthma.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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