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News 2 Use: Can a Runny Nose Lead to Asthma?

Published March - 19 - 2009 Print This Post

runnyResearchers in Europe have found that adults who experience more than 8 years of rhinitis (itchy, runny nose often – but not always – caused by allergy) are significantly more likely to develop asthma than those with clearer breathing. Reporting in The Lancet (September 2008), researchers suggest further studies to investigate whether treating rhinitis symptoms can prevent asthma in adults.

First published: Allergy & Asthma Today, Fall 2008
Reviewed:  March 2009, Laurie Ross