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How is asthma related to allergic reactions?

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Mold spores, bacteria, and particles from bird droppings and feathers can cause allergic reactions in the airways and lungs. It usually happens to people who have asthma. Treatment involves opening the airways with bronchodilators and lowering inflammation with steroid medication.

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management" and "Asthma and GERD."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 12, 2018

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management" and "Asthma and GERD."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 12, 2018

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