What is allergic asthma?

Asthma is not a single disease entity. Allergic asthma is the most common type of asthma with symptoms such as wheezing and shortness of breath.

Allergic asthma means that allergens are the cause of asthma symptoms. The body’s immune system considers the allergens as harmful and releases immunoglobulin E to protect itself against them.

Too much immunoglobulin E can cause inflammation of the airways in the lungs resulting in shortness of breath (source: https://www.aafa.org/allergic-asthma/) and trigger an asthma attack.

Please consult your physician if you think you are experiencing allergic asthma.

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