Believe it or not, cockroaches are a major cause of allergies. Many substances on cockroaches can trigger respiratory allergy symptoms if they're inhaled. Cockroach allergies are especially bad in urban environments or in other situations that cause people to spend a lot of time indoors, since this increases exposure to the so-called "cockroach allergens". Talk to your doctor if you suspect cockroaches may be to blame for your respiratory allergies.
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Larry Chiaramonte, Allergy & Immunology, answeredCockroaches are a serious trigger for asthma, which is one of the reasons that the urban poor have so much asthma, along with mice, cigarette smoke, and high levels of diesel particulates.