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What is allergic asthma?

Triggers of allergic asthma include allergens such as animal dander, pollen, dust-mite and cockroach droppings and body parts and mold. Other triggers include irritants like cigarette smoke and stimuli such as exercise, cold weather and infections.

Being the fearful type or a worrywart may also trigger asthma attacks or might make an attack more severe. Bodily reactions and emotional stress are tied together in a bond that is breakable through proper nutrition, relaxation, exercise and stress management. Other asthma triggers capable of causing (or even worsening) asthma symptoms include drug allergies, viral infections and even positive emotions, such as laughter and excitement.

Dr. Anita Gupta
Anesthesiologist

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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