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What is occupational asthma?

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Occupational asthma is a type of asthma that results from workplace triggers. With this type of asthma, you might have trouble breathing and asthma symptoms just on the days you're on the job.

Many people with this type of asthma get a runny nose and congestion or eye irritation or have a cough instead of the typical asthma wheezing.

From: Types of Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Smolley, L. , Dell, 1999. Bruce, D. , Ballantine, 2007. Schachter, N. Broadway Books, 2003. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Distinguishing Between Asthma and Heart Disease," "Vocal Cord Dysfunction in Children."   American Lung Association: "Facts About Hay Fever."




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SOURCES: Smolley, L. , Dell, 1999. Bruce, D. , Ballantine, 2007. Schachter, N. Broadway Books, 2003. American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Distinguishing Between Asthma and Heart Disease," "Vocal Cord Dysfunction in Children."   American Lung Association: "Facts About Hay Fever."




Breathe Right NowThe Sinus CureLife and Breath,

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 14, 2018

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