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What are the different types of asthma?

There are two kinds of asthma—allergic and nonallergic. Both types cause the same asthma symptoms—like wheezing, shortness of breath and mucus production. But allergic and nonallergic asthma have different triggers, and the treatments for each can be different. So it's important to identify which kind of asthma you have; it's the first step toward getting better control over your condition.

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