Asthma or Allergies?

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With spring in full swing seasonal allergies are running rampant.

Doctor Chandra Kumar of the Asthma and Allergy Center in Parkersburg says that it's not uncommon for people with allergies to also have low grade asthma.

"It's more like allergies and asthma co-exists quite often. When we say allergies, we mean upper respiratory ears, eyes, nose and throat. However, when that same problem occurs down the bronchial tubes, we call it asthma. So it's a single disease, depending on where the involvement is," Dr. Kumar explains.

Now, Dr. Kumar says the best way to determine your allergy treatment is to visit a doctor, but over the counter allergy medicine can sometimes do the trick.

Dr. Kumar also says you should pay close attention to your symptoms.

And if you're feeling the effects of the season more than normal he says you should get to a doctor.