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Extrinsic Asthma

What is Extrinsic asthma?

Extrinsic asthma is a type of asthma which is caused by inhaling allergens like dust particles, pollen, animal dander, drugs, mold. Such inhalation often causes allergic reaction like skin rashes,eczema, hay fever, etc. Thus extrinsic asthma is also called "Atopic" or allergic asthma. Extrinsic or allergic asthma is mainly seen in infants and children. Treatment of extrinsic asthma includes use of steroids. The use of steroids for a long period may not be healthy so it is important for an asthmatic to be aware of the asthma triggers and to avoid it as far as possible.