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Asthma and Allergy

Although many a times allergy and asthma have been considered the same, they are different from each other. They tend to have similar reactions in the body but the ways to tackle these are different.

Allergy is a reaction to a substance which could be either a foreign particle or internal to the body. The response given by the body to these reaction is in the form of itchiness, running nose, sneezing, red, or irritated skin (rashes), itchy, burning or watery eyes.

Asthma is a condition of the body that causes difficulty in breathing. This condition is mainly caused by the inflammation in the lungs. The substance may cause an allergic attack in our body, which in turn may lead to asthma. So allergy can be considered as one of the triggers of asthma.

People with asthma also usually have allergies. About 80% of asthma in children and 50% of asthma in adults is known to be related to allergies.