Many of my patients with allergies also have asthma. Did you know that there is medical reason for this association? Asthma and allergies are both caused by inflammation and there is a common step in the immune pathway that can trigger both asthma and allergies. So if you have asthma, you may have allergies as well.
Unfortunately, many patients do not know about this common association. Untreated nasal allergies (even minor ones) can lead to increase nasal congestion, post nasal drip, which in turn can trigger worsening asthma. Long Beach, NY has unique allergens as it gets direct ocean breezes.
If you have asthma, you should be seen by an ear, nose and throat specialist. We are conveniently located in town and it would be our pleasure to help you enjoy the outdoors this spring – allergy free!