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Understanding Allergic Asthma & Its Causes

young man enjoying the autumn weatherDid you know that allergic asthma is the most common type of asthma? Exactly as its name suggests, your immune system responds negatively to an allergen and causes asthma attacks. Fortunately, there is medication available to help control this condition! Keep reading to discover the most common causes of allergic asthma and what you can do about it:

Allergic Asthma Causes

When you breathe in an allergen, your immune system sees it as a threat and will fight to get it out of your body. It does this by producing too much histamine (a natural chemical in your body) which tightens your airways and causes your nose and throat to produce an excess amount of mucus.

Do you know what triggers your allergic asthma? Here are 8 of the most common causes of allergic asthma:

  • Cockroach Particles
  • Cold Air
  • Dust
  • Mold Spore
  • Pet Dander
  • Pollen
  • Pollution
  • Strong Fragrances

It’s important to know exactly what is causing your allergic asthma to flare so you can take the appropriate measures to stay away from those triggers and/or be prepared if you’re near them.

Allergic Asthma Testing & Treatment (h2)

Your allergist can determine exactly what trigger is causing your allergic asthma. This will be done either by a skin test or blood test. After reviewing the results, the Langford Allergy team will educate you on the trigger and how to avoid it. Furthermore, we can determine which medication is best to alleviate your symptoms and lessen an asthma attack if it arises.

“I am a Board-Certified Doctor of Internal Medicine and I chose Dr. Langford to treat my asthma and allergies when they became uncontrollable. I practiced in Macon, Georgia, for 7 years and chose his expertise to treat me.” – Joe Davis, M.D, Langford Allergy patient

If you have any questions about allergic asthma or would like to schedule an appointment with the Langford Allergy team, give us a call: 478-787-4728.