Can I have an asthma & a dust allergy?


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An asthma attack happens when a narrowing of the air passages in the lungs occur and cause an obstruction in the flow of air into and out of them. It leads to symptoms of tight chested feelings, shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. It has been shown by various studies that a true case of asthma in children is virtually always down to an allergic response to dust mites or from pet dander. One thing to be aware of is what brings on your asthma attacks. Does your asthma improve if you go away on holiday? Does it get worse if you stay over in a hotel somewhere in a different bed? Does dusting the furniture or vacuuming or changing bed linens make it worse?  If the answer is yes to these simple questions than the most likely cause of your asthma is an allergy to dust mites. Try keeping your house dust free. Use air purifiers and filters to help minimise household dust. Keep pets bathed and brushed.

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