Allergies can trigger an asthma attack in some youngsters
HUNTINGTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) —
Most children have some kind of allergy, but in some cases that allergy can trigger an asthma attack. It's a chronic disease known as Pediatric Allergic Asthma. More than 6-million youngsters have asthma, and experts say 80 per cent of those suffer from Pediatric Allergic Asthma.
"When you have an allergic reaction we kind of like in conversation say oh i have allergies we're usually talking about it happening in the nose. When all that swelling and inflammation happens in the lungs it obviously makes it harder for you to breathe," said Dr. Jacqueline Eghrari-Sabet, a pediatric allergist
She says the problem is worse in the winter. "The weather gets colder, first thing you start to do is turn on the heat, come inside and get snuggly in your house, and become one with your dust mites, so you have an even greater exposure to dust mites in the cold weather," said Dr. Eghrari-Sabet.
To get rid of the problem, she says figure out the trigger of the allergy and get rid of it. "The trigger can be usually be something common lie cats, dogs, the pet bunny and dust mites," said Dr. Eghrari-Sabet.
Medicine can also help ease the symptoms. "In suffering agony, and they don't need to because there are wonderful medications that can really help keep those under control," said Dr. Eghrari-Sabet.