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Myth #4 “I’m just allergic to some things...otherwise I’m ok”

The truth is avoiding 'triggers' can reduce symptoms and taking a blue inhaler, can help to provide short-term relief but they don’t address the underlying problem - inflammation.

Some patients think their asthma is only triggered by certain events – pollen, exercise or pets for example, but otherwise they’re ok. 

The truth is, in patients with asthma, inflammation is present in the airways is like a rumbling volcano, and it can erupt at any time, but using a regular inhaled steroid can help to keep this eruption from happening.

Frances Barrett
Respiratory nurse specialist