How to prevent a simple allergy from turning into asthma?

 Although it may appear to be a common and harmless reaction, we must not overlook ourselves.

People who are allergic to pollen are at risk of developing asthma. A phase change occurs when an allergy spreads from the upper respiratory tract to the lower respiratory tract, i.e. the lungs.

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When the affected patient comes into contact with the allergens, they not only develop allergy symptoms like runny and itchy eyes, cough, and discomfort in the ears, throat, pharynx, and palate, but their bronchial tubes contract spasmodically, causing asthmatic cough and shortness of breath. According to Professor Christian Taube of the German Lung Foundation, life-threatening asthma attacks are also possible.

This doctor advises anyone suffering from these seemingly innocuous allergic reactions to see an allergist or a pulmonary medicine specialist, as immunological therapy can help to gradually reduce the allergy and thus prevent the development of bronchial asthma.

According to the German Lung Foundation, most people with bronchial asthma require long-term or permanent treatment.

Professor Taube points out that these drugs not only relieve asthmatic respiratory symptoms, but they also combat allergies as triggers of inflammatory processes in the upper and lower airways.


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