Jun 12

Adult onset asthma: Beware of springtime triggers for seniors

By MD for Seniors

While some over-the-counter medications can help allergy symptoms, it's important to consult a doctor first to avoid interactions with any prescriptions.

Springtime pollen allergies can be a serious cause for concern for the people who live with them.

On top of the pain and discomfort that come with a pollen allergy – the coughing, itchy and sneezing – these irritations can lead to more severe respiratory conditions. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that allergies trigger at least 30 percent of all new cases of adult onset asthma. If not treated properly, the organization warns that asthma can be a significant health risk for adults over the age of 65.

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