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Allergies & Asthma

Approximately 50 million people in the US – nearly one in five – have allergies. This includes millions of children.

Allergies and Asthma often go hand-in-hand. Asthma is a disease of the branches of the windpipe, which carries air in and out of the lungs. However, there are several different types of asthma. Allergic asthma is a type of asthma that is triggered by an allergy. Seasonal flare ups due to pollen would be a common example. Allergy symptoms can be more than bothersome or irritating. They can interfere with your day-to-day activities and sleep. Allergies are the most common reasons for loss of productivity, missed work or school and an overall poor quality of life. Allergies can first occur at any stage in life, from infancy to late adult.

This information was found via WebMD, to read the full article, please click here.