What Are the Basics of Allergic Asthma?

What is allergic asthma?

People with allergic asthma have sensitive airways. Their immune system overreacts when certain harmless substances come into contact with their airways.

What are symptoms of allergic asthma?

Common symptoms include:

  • Wheeze
  • Quick breathing
  • Cough
  • Tight feeling in the chest
  • Shortness of breath


What causes allergic asthma?

Possible allergens include:

  • Mold fragments
  • Cockroach feces
  • Pollens
  • Dander of animals

How is allergic asthma diagnosed?

Methods may be used by a doctor to decide the allergen include:

  • Give you a blood test
  • Put a small amount of allergen in your skin and observe how your body reacts


What are medications for allergic asthma?

Medications commonly used include:

  • Decongestant nasal sprays
  • Saline rinses
  • Steroid sprays
  • Antihistamines
  • Bronchodilators (prescription)
  • Inhaled steroids (prescription)


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