Allergy Induced Asthma

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated August 23, 2013)

If you think that you may have allergy induced asthma, but aren't ready to visit the doctor's yet, you really need to be aware of what the symptoms are. By being able to positively identify these symptoms you can easily tell whether you have a severe case of allergies, or if you may have allergy induced asthma. Remember, the only person that can really tell you whether you have this kind of asthma is a doctor, so if you have a few of the symptoms make an appointment with your physician to have the proper tests conducted.

  • Sneezing. When dealing with allergy induced asthma, periodic sneezing isn't really that much of an issue. Instead, what you need to be aware of is the longer bouts of sneezing where you can't really do a whole lot else.
  • Wheezing. Wheezing when you breath, particularly after you have been around common allergens, is often a symptom of this particular type of asthma. Often this particular symptom will also appear with a rattling sound in your chest as well.
  • Nasal stuffiness. Anyone that has ever been around something that makes them sneeze too much, or that has had a cold can attest to what nasal stuffiness feels like. When by itself, or with the sneezing symptom, does not by themselves indicate a possible case of allergy induced asthma. Instead, if this crops up in conjunction with any of the breathing issues, then you may have something to worry about.
  • Itchy, watery, or burning eyes. This is a common ailment of anyone that has ever had allergies or hay fever. In fact, if you have ever cut an onion then you have an idea of what to look out for. Again, this could be simply a symptom of hay fever or seasonal allergies, it can also be a symptom of asthma when it is found in conjunction with any of the breathing issues.
  • Coughing. Coughing has long been a traditional symptom of asthma, and when it is found in conjunction with a couple of these other symptoms, you can be pretty sure that you need to have a test done. Keep in mind, this isn't going to be a simple cough, but rather a long series of coughs that make it extremely difficult to do anything, or a series of coughs that simply won't quit easily.
  • Itchy mouth or throat. If you feel a tickling in the back of your throat or mouth, and it starts to turn into an itchy feeling, then you may want to look into whether you have allergies. If you have this feeling at the same time as some of the breathing issues then you really need to have a couple of tests performed.
  • Tightness of the chest. Perhaps one of the most common, and traditional, symptoms of possible asthma and an asthma attack is a feeling of tightness in the chest. Keep in mind though that this feeling of tightness has best been described as though the person afflicted has steel bands or cables wrapped around their chest, and are unable to breath at all.
  • Runny nose. Just as with nasal stuffiness, this is something that you can experience quite easily if you are subject to colds, hay fever, or seasonal allergies. While this by itself is not a symptom of asthma, it is definitely one if it has a tendency to appear at around the same time that any of the traditional asthma symptoms show up.
  • Difficulty breathing. Often times simply having a bit of difficulty breathing, particularly when being exposed to something like pollen, allergens, or even pet dander, can be a rather simple indication that you have asthma. Difficulty breathing is one of the more traditional symptoms of asthma, and something that you should be on the look out for.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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