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What is allergic asthma?

Dr Louisa Draper

"Allergic-asthma is triggered when you come into contact with something you’re allergic to (called an ‘allergen’), such as pollen. The allergen will trigger your asthma symptoms wherever you are sensitive to it, like in your nose or chest. "

Dr Louisa Draper

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Allergic asthma is when your asthma symptoms are triggered by substances that commonly cause allergic reactions, for example if you have hay fever.  It is also known as allergy-induced asthma. People who have allergic asthma often find that their symptoms get worse or flare up when they’re around things like:

  • dust mites (from dust around the house)
  • pollen (from trees or plants)
  • pet fur
  • mould
  • cigarette or wood smoke
  • air pollution
Asthma can be caused by a number of different things, and varies in how severe or how often its symptoms happen. Anyone can develop asthma at any age, and it can be dangerous if left untreated.

If you think you might have allergic or non-allergic asthma, visit your doctor to get tested to make sure, because your symptoms can be treated easily with medication.