Many people have both
allergic rhinitis and
asthma. If you have an allergy, you are more likely to
get asthma, and allergic rhinitis can make your asthma symptoms worse if you
already have asthma. When asthma is made worse by allergies, it is known as
Some experts now consider the two conditions to be one
inflammatory disease involving a common airway rather
than two distinct diseases. Research is ongoing. Four ideas on how allergic
rhinitis and asthma might be linked are as follows:
Asthma symptoms are like the weather -- they change often and may seem unpredictable. But also like the weather, careful tracking of asthma symptoms can help identify patterns and what they may say about your asthma control.
Research has shown that tracking and rating your asthma symptoms are key steps in successfully managing asthma. One study even found that it helps keep kids with childhood asthma out of the emergency room.
Most asthma action plans track your “peak flow” (measured by a portable,...