Know the relationship between Allergies and Asthma
May 22, 2015
What is an Allergy?
Allergy is an abnormal response to an allergen. Allergens may be contained in pollens, molds, animal skin cells, house dust, insects, medications, or even foods such as fish, eggs, milk, wheat and nuts. These allergens cause trouble when they are inhaled, swallowed or injected into the body. Your body protects you from things that can make you sick like bacteria, viruses and allergies. For example, if you smell pepper, your body will sneeze right away, getting rid of it. Our bodies tell us when something bothers us by signs and symptoms.
Signs and symptoms of Allergy:
Runny nose, sneezing, congestion, itchy skin, headaches, and coughPollens: Powder made from and released in air by trees, grasses and weeds
Molds: Fungi species (yeast, mushrooms, cheese)
Foods: Eggs, Milk, Peanut, tree nuts, Soy, Wheat Shellfish
Food allergies generally develop early in life but can develop at any age. Children usually outgrow their egg, milk and soy allergies, but people who develop allergies as adults usually have their allergies for life.
Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It is one of the most common long-term diseases of children, but adults can have asthma too. If your asthma is triggered by Allergies, you can control the allergies therefore keeping asthma under control.