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How come every time I sneeze now my asthma acts up?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
8 doctors agree

In brief: One airway

The same allergens entering your nose also travel down the windpipe to the breathing tubes in your lungs.
Those allergens are caught by allergy antibodies (ige) tethered to mast cells. In the nose mast cell activation results in sneezing & congestion. In the airways mast cells trigger smooth muscle spasm (bronchospasm), swelling & mucous discharge narrowing the airways & causing asthma symptoms.

In brief: One airway

The same allergens entering your nose also travel down the windpipe to the breathing tubes in your lungs.
Those allergens are caught by allergy antibodies (ige) tethered to mast cells. In the nose mast cell activation results in sneezing & congestion. In the airways mast cells trigger smooth muscle spasm (bronchospasm), swelling & mucous discharge narrowing the airways & causing asthma symptoms.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possible allergies

It is possible that both your sneezing and your asthma are triggered by allergies.

In brief: Possible allergies

It is possible that both your sneezing and your asthma are triggered by allergies.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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