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Danger if asthma dismissed as just having sensitive nose

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​Wheezing, coughing, and feeling breathless may sound like the tell-tale signs of an asthma attack. 

But these symptoms are also experienced by those who suffer from allergic rhinitis - more commonly known as having a "sensitive nose". 

Indeed, a Changi General Hospital (CGH) study of 274 young people with these symptoms has found that nearly a third of them had allergic rhinitis. The other two-thirds were confirmed as having asthma. 

Due to the similar symptoms of an asthma attack and allergic rhinitis, one could sometimes mistakenly dismiss the condition as just having a "sensitive nose". This points to the importance of seeing a doctor when one suffers from such symptoms, said Adjunct Associate Professor Augustine Tee, ahead of World Asthma Day that takes place on the first Tuesday of May, which is today.


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