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- School and Asthma
- Traveling and Asthma
- Inhaler or Nebulizer: Which One Should My Child Use?
- Asthma Center
- Asthma Basics
- Managing Asthma
- Do Allergies Cause Asthma?
- How Can I Help My Child Cooperate While Using the Nebulizer?
- What's the Difference Between Rescue and Controller Medications?
- What's an Asthma Action Plan?
- What's the Difference Between a Nebulizer and an Inhaler?
- When to Go to the ER if Your Child Has Asthma
- Definition: Allergy-Triggered Asthma
- What's a Peak Flow Meter?
- Handling an Asthma Flare-Up
Definition: Allergy-Triggered Asthma
(Asma causada por alergias)
Allergy-triggered asthma is a type of asthma commonly seen in children. Symptoms of asthma in these children are brought on by allergic reactions to things such as dust mites, pollen, or animal dander. Although not all asthma is triggered by allergies, and not all allergies cause symptoms of asthma, an estimated 75% to 85% of children with asthma have some type of allergy.