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:
If you have asthma, it's important to carefully select an asthma specialist
-- a doctor who understands respiratory problems and treats asthma -- as your
health care provider. Here are some asthma specialists to consider:
Allergist. An allergist is a pediatrician or internist who has taken
additional training to qualify as a specialist in allergy and immunology. An
allergist specializes in allergies, asthma, and allergic asthma.
Internist. An internist is a doctor who specializes in...