What increases my risk for having both respiratory allergies and asthma?

In most cases, people with allergic asthma have a family history of the condition. In fact, if your family members have had any type of allergies, your risk for developing allergic asthma is increased. However, simply having respiratory allergies yourself may increase your risk for allergy-induced asthma, too. Many people with hay fever, or seasonal allergies, also have asthma.

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