Asthma and Allergies

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

What is allergy-induced asthma?

Allergic asthma – also known as allergy-induced asthma – is asthma that is triggered to act up by an allergic reaction, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of AmericaOff Site Icon (AAFA).

Breathing in an environmental allergen, such as pollen or ragweed, is an example of how allergic asthma can act up.

Allergic asthma is an obstruction and swelling of the airway that makes it hard to breathe right, according to the AAFA. It can be partially reversible using medication.

The most common form of asthma, allergic asthma, affects more than half of the 20 million Americans who have the condition, according to the AAFA.

Talk to your doctor for more information about allergy-induced 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