Let’s take a closer look at one of the most common illnesses that affects many individual worldwide — Allergic Asthma. Allergic Asthma is the most common type of asthma. Figures show that at least 90% of children with childhood asthma have allergies, compared with another 50% of adults with asthma.
It is important for individuals with allergic asthma to know what triggers their illnesses and how they can prevent an asthma attack.
How does an allergic reaction cause asthma symptom?
An allergic response occurs when immune system protein mistakenly identifies a harmful substance as an invader. The chemicals released by your immune system lead to allergy signs and symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy eyes or skin reactions.
Symptoms associated with allergic asthma will show up after an asthmatic patient breathe things referred to as allergens or allergen triggers, such as pollen, dust, mites or mold. Bear in mind that allergens aren’t the only thing that’s noted to make allergic asthma worse. The following may have a similar effect:
- Smoke from tobacco, a fireplace, candles, incense, or fireworks.
- Air pollution- dust or fumes
- Cold air
- Strong chemicals
- Perfumes, air fresheners or other scented products.
- Dusty rooms.
A person who has allergic or non-allergic asthma is likely to experience the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in the chest
Know the things that trigger your allergy and asthma symptoms and learn how to limit your exposure to them. Work with your doctor to find the best treatment to manage your symptoms and check with your doctor on a regular basis.
Again, recognizing and avoiding substances that trigger your symptoms is the most important step an asthmatic patient can take.
Your health… is your responsibility!
If your symptoms become severe seek medical attention immediately!