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:
June 30, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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