Asthma and Allergies

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions on asthma and allergies.

How often do allergies and asthma appear in the same person?

Suffering from both allergies and asthma is a common issue because many times the triggers that cause allergy symptoms also can cause asthma symptoms, according to the World Allergy Organization (WAO).

The symptoms of both can be similar, with allergies causing inflammation of the upper part of the airway and asthma causing inflammation of the lower part of the airway, according to the WAO. Some people also can have asthma along with an allergy that causes a skin reaction instead of a breathing issue.

Talk to your doctor for more information about having both allergies and asthma.

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Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; J. Douglas Aldstadt, MD, Family Physicians of Englewood; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Reitz, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Grenetta Ritenour, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine