Written by Eve Bandusena | Parents Avenue’s Editorial Assistant
Allergic asthma is the most frequent type of asthma. In Malaysia alone, individuals with allergic asthma occur most notably in children and young adults. This type of asthma is the product of an allergic reaction.
Most of the time, our immune systems are programmed to fight off infections, however, it does just the opposite for people with allergic asthmas.
When the body detects allergens, which is typically normal and harmless to most people, they interpret these as foreign and attacks them. As a result, this immune attack leads to asthmatic symptoms.
However, not all asthma is considered allergic. This can be called intrinsic asthma. While the symptoms that are felt aren’t different, the causes are.
Much of the cause may be an infection, or, an irritant such as pollutants like cigarette smoke or detergent products. Other factors that influence intrinsic asthma are changes in the weather and strong scents.
In allergic asthma, as well as non-allergic asthma, an asthma attack can be fatal. As a result, a person may wish to talk to their doctor about identifying asthma triggers to reduce the likelihood of an attack.
For allergic asthma symptoms, many of the symptoms of allergic and non-allergic are the same and typically include:
If you swallowed the allergen, these symptoms might be present itself as:
There is no cure for asthma. However, there are medical treatments that can prevent allergic reactions as well as treat asthma symptoms. Doctors may also prescribe treatments to reduce airway irritation if a person experiences an asthma attack, and to prevent asthma symptoms and airway inflammation over the long term.
Examples of these treatments according to Medical News Today include:
In addition to medications to treat breathing symptoms, a doctor may recommend taking medications to reduce the body’s response to allergen exposure. These drugs are more helpful for people with other allergy symptoms in addition to asthma.
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. At Parents Avenue, we strongly recommend all our readers to seek medical advise from your local hospital or clinic. Thank you.
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