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Itching, rashes, swelling, sweat … Allergy hurts our skin as soon as we touch
it. What about asthma? Although studies have been conducted on
allergic asthma for years, the fact that today’s people do not show the necessary
importance to their own health does not drop this disease from the agenda.
Allergy can be defined as the reaction against a substance (allergen) that
enters the body through the immune system in any part of the body. These
substances; foods, egg whites, cow’s milk, citrus fruits, bananas,
pollens, pollens, pet species, house dust, molds, bee venom, cigarette smoke,
perfumes, soaps, detergents, woolen clothes.
Allergic substances can cause very different reactions in the body. When
the upper respiratory tract is involved, runny nose, sinusitis, fluid in the
middle ear, sore throat, discharge behind the nose, recurrent and non-healing
coughs occur. When the lower respiratory tract is involved, it causes
asthma. In this case, it may cause bloating, vomiting, watery and
sometimes bloody diarrhea in the digestive system. If skin involvement
occurs, it causes urticaria, eczema, swelling in the face and eyes.
Do allergic substances cause allergies in every person?
1 or 2 in 10 children will have an allergic reaction at some point in their life.
What kind of a disease is asthma caused by lower respiratory tract involvement?
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease with attacks in susceptible people.
The most common cause is house dust, which is allergic to small insects called
mites that live in this dust. Pollen, mold, animal hair, viral infections,
cigarette smoke, air pollution, extreme heat, cold, excessive humidity, stress,
heavy exercise are other reasons.
Cough, wheezing, difficulty in breathing are the main findings.
Especially in patients with complaints such as recurrent cough, wheezing and
difficulty in breathing that occur at night, asthma can be diagnosed easily if
there is a family history and a good response to breathing medications.
What is the respiratory function test? It is a test that evaluates the
stenosis in the airways. By means of a device (spirometer), the air that
fills our lungs during breathing and the amount of air we exhale during
exhalation are measured.