Link Between Asthma and Allergies

The connection between your child’s asthma and allergies.

Link Between Asthma and Allergies

Asthma is one of the most common causes of emergency ward visits in Canada, and no wonder. It’s thought that about 12% of Canadian children suffer from asthma.  And it turns out that most kids who are asthmatic also have allergies. Dr. Gary Rachelefsky, author of Free Your Child From Asthma explains the connection between the two. “One of the major triggers of asthma is allergies, so a child who is allergic, meaning they have sneezing and an itchy runny nose, or food allergy or eczema, has a higher incidence of having asthma because the allergens become a trigger for asthma. The other major trigger is viral illnesses.   So if a child is allergic, for example a two year-old child has food allergies, that child would have a very high chance of becoming an asthmatic. A child who has eczema has a very high incidence of becoming asthmatic because there is a link between being allergic and developing asthma.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Dr. Gary Rachelefsky, author of Free Your Child From Asthma. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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