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Allergic Asthma    Print Page

Allergic (extrinsic) asthma is characterized by symptoms that are triggered by an allergic reaction. Allergic asthma is airway obstruction and inflammation that is partially reversible with medication. Allergic asthma is the most common form of asthma, affecting over 50% of the 20 million asthma sufferers.Over 2.5 million children under age 18 suffer from allergic asthma. Many of the symptoms of allergic and non-allergic asthma are the same (coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or rapid breathing, and chest tightness). However, allergic asthma is triggered by inhaled allergens such as dust mite allergen, pet dander, pollen, mold, etc. resulting in asthma symptoms.

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 Portable Air Cleaners
 Allergic Asthma A-to-Z
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 Air Pollution
 Allergy Testing for Children
 Alternative Therapies
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 Asthma Medications
 Americans with Disabilities Act
 Childhood Asthma
 Choosing an Asthma Doctor
 Cockroach Allergy
 Dry Powder Inhalers
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 Eosinophilic Asthma
 Exercise-Induced Asthma
 Financial Aid for Medicine
 Flu (Influenza)
 Flu/Cold or Allergies?
 HFA Inhalers
 Health Insurance
 Holiday Allergies
 Home Remodeling
 IgE's Role in Allergic Asthma
 Indoor Air Quality and Allergies
 Know Your Asthma Numbers!
 Living with Allergic Asthma
 Metered-Dose Inhalers
 Mold Allergy
 Nasal Polyps
 Occupational Asthma
 Older-Adults and Asthma
 Over-the-Counter Medications for Allergies
 Peak Flow Meters
 Pet Allergies
 Planning a Move
 Pollen and Mold Counts
 Pregnancy and Asthma
 Rhinitis and Sinusitis
 Severe Asthma
 Sick Building Syndrome
 Skin Testing to Diagnose Allergies
 Talking with Your Healthcare Professional
 Tips for Parents and Caregivers
 Testing for Asthma
 Tobacco Smoke
 Traveling with Asthma
 Viral Infection and Asthma

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