What is allergic asthma?

Harish H. Murthy, MD
Pulmonary Disease
It's estimated that 30 percent of the population has allergies -- and many end up with some asthma, as a result, says pulmonologist Harish Murthy, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital. Learn more in this video.
Allergic asthma is when symptoms of asthma, such as wheezing and cough, are triggered by allergens, such as pollens, dust mites, and pets. 
David K. Palmer, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Allergic asthma can be related to exposure to certain allergens. Watch as David Palmer, MD, an otolaryngologist at St. Mark's Hospital, discusses how to recognize allergic asthma symptoms and treatment. 
Dr. Anita Gupta
Allergic asthma is a common form of asthma that occurs when an allergen, such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, or molds, is inhaled. These allergens trigger a hypersensitive response in the immune system that causes the airway passages to become inflamed. The muscles around the airways also tighten. Symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, and chest tightening. Determining which allergens are causing asthma symptoms is essential so people can avoid these triggers and control asthma. 

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