Allergic reactions that irritate your lungs may create additional inflammation and result in increased sputum production, making airway clearance more difficult. Be aware of irritants that you sense you may be allergic to. Some possible irritants are: perfumes and colognes, cigarette smoke, pollens from trees, grasses and flowers, dust, air pollution and aerosol sprays.
Indoor air quality can play a part in increasing or decreasing lung irritation. Click here for more information.