What is Allergic Asthma?
- Allergic asthma affects almost 60% of asthmatics
- There is a history of cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath, or wheezing around an allergic trigger.
- Allergic triggers can be pollens, cats/dogs, dust, or cockroaches, or molds. This will present with asthma symptoms in season (spring, fall or summer) or with exposure to other triggers.
- Often there is a family history of allergies
- Often there is a personal history of an allergic nose, eczema or food allergies as a child.
What should you do if you suspect you have allergic asthma?
- Get tested for allergies. You doctor or allergist can do simple skin or blood testing to identify what your triggers are.
- Ask your doctor to check a total immunoglobulin E. This is an important marker of allergic asthma
- YES! Your allergist will recommend avoidance measures, medications and based on your symptoms may recommend allergy treatment.
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