What is Allergic Asthma?

Allergic asthma is a type of asthma triggered by exposure to allergens such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, mold, or certain foods. In individuals with allergic asthma, the immune system overreacts to these allergens, leading to inflammation and narrowing of the airways, which can cause asthma symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.