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What is the difference between Allergic Bronchitis and Asthma ?

Hi, May I know the difference between Allergic Bronchitis and Asthma? I am little confused about these two? Please advise. Thanks.
Wed, 4 May 2011
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hi.. welcome to healthcaremagic
allergic brochitis: it is a chronic respiratory problem characterised by cough and wheeze..it generally occurs when u r exposed to some allergens like pollen,dust mites.cotton,etc..it can only be prevented by getting your allergy tests done and treated it accordingly..family history is usually present..if not treated it leads to asthma.
asthma:it is very acute and usually occurs in the late night or early morning..it is because of highly sensitive respiratory tract to allergens or exposure to cold weather..
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