What You Need To Know About Allergy And Asthma

Young woman using asthma inhaler Allergies and asthma are both common conditions that can cause various symptoms. While they share some similarities, there are also significant differences between the two conditions. This blog post will explore what you need to know about allergies and asthma.

Allergies and Asthma: What Are They?

Allergies and asthma are respiratory diseases that can cause a range of symptoms.

Allergies result from hypersensitive reactions to substances that are generally not harmful. These substances are called allergens. People with allergies may experience itchy eyes, runny nose, or sneezing as well as skin rash, redness or swelling in the eyes, hives or eczema.

Asthma is a chronic condition where the airways become inflamed and narrow when exposed to an allergen or other triggers such as cold air, exercise, smoking, and emotional stress. Symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight chest.

What are the Symptoms of Allergies?

Allergies can result from various things, including pollen, pet dander, and mold.

Symptoms of allergies vary depending on the person and their allergy type. Some people experience mild symptoms, and others have severe reactions.

The Most Common Symptoms of Allergies Are: 

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Throat or mouth issues
  • Watery eyes or nose
  • Coughs,
  • Wheezing

What Causes Allergic Reactions?

An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system responds to a particular allergen that is inhaled or ingested.

Allergens come in many types, and the symptoms of an allergic reaction vary depending on the type and severity.

Some common symptoms include: 

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

How is an Asthma Attack Treated?

Asthma attacks occur when the lungs’ airways narrow, making it difficult for air to flow in and out of the lungs. The narrowing of these airways occurs by inflammation and swelling of the lung tissue.

Asthma is a chronic disease, which means that it affects people for an extended period. There are many treatment options for asthma, including bronchodilators (drugs that help widen airways) and nebulizers (a machine that turns liquid medicine into a mist).

Schedule A Consultation With Us 

The doctors can manage allergies and asthma at the ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas. Contact our Mckinney, Plano, Allen, or surrounding locations at 972-984-1050 to schedule a consultation.

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