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Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens.

Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say.

"What many people don't realize is that the same things that trigger your seasonal hay fever symptoms -- things like pollen, dust mites, mold and pet dander -- can also cause asthma symptoms," said Dr. Bradley Chipps, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).

"If you have allergies, and you are wheezing or coughing, see an allergist to find out if you also have asthma," he advised in an ACAAI news release.

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What Are Seasonal Allergies?

More than 67 million americans suffer from allergy symptoms, including hay fever. But, what is an allergy? What is an allergic reaction? What are common allergy symptoms? What allergy treatments are available?

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What is Pollen?

Pollen is one of the most common allergens in the United States. Pollen is an airborne allergen, which is picked up and carried by the wind. Various trees, grasses and weeds create pollen, which can cause hay fever, irritate your eyes and skin.

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