Inflamed airways in people who have asthma are more sensitive to allergens and allergens are common asthma triggers. According to recent studies, more than 50% of asthma cases in the United States are linked to allergies. Common allergens include cats, pollen, mold and dust mites.
Diagnosing childhood asthma may require an allergist/immunologist or pulmonologist.
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