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COMMON TYPES OF ASTHMA

There are three distinct types of asthma that is commonly encountered.

  • Seasonal / Atopic Asthma
    • Occurs in individuals prone to allergy (repeated cold, sneezing, skin rashes).
    • Family history of asthma common. 
    • Usually begins in childhood. 
    • Skin test (for detecting triggers) are mostly positive.
  • Non seasonal / Intrinsic Asthma 
    • History of allergy usually absent.
    • Often begins in adult life.
    • Family history of asthma usually absent.
  • Occupational Asthma
    • This asthma occurs due to exposure to specific allergens at the work place.