What is allergic bronchitis ?
Allergic bronchitis is type of asthmatic condition where the bronchi and the lower airway of the respiratory system is inflamed by irritants and allergens.
Allergic bronchitis is also commonly called as allergic asthma. This particular condition is triggered by an overly active immune system that attacks harmless foreign substances that enters the body. The immune system identifies the foreign substance as dangerous and releases antibodies to fight the substance.
An allergic bronchitis is caused by different environmental & genetic factors namely:
- Tobacco smoke
- Animal dander.
- Faulty diet leading to the triggering of respiratory tract infections in the body
- Shortness of breath
- Cough that llasts for atleast three months.
- Wheezing sound
- chest pain
- sore throat
- Swelling in the lips
- Bluish-gray skin color.
Allergic bronchitis is a chronic condition that can lead to complications like COPD, severe shortness of breath, respiratory failure and even death.