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Anyone can have allergies or asthma, even celebrities

Soccer star David Beckham is one of the many celebrities who suffers from allergies or asthma.

Every day, millions of people in the United States suffer from allergies or asthma symptoms. Still, having a chronic respiratory condition or a potentially severe reaction to triggers like pet dander, dust mites and perfumes can still make some people feel alienated or embarrassed. It can help to know that you’re not alone, though, so let’s take a look at a few celebrities who have allergies or asthma:

David Beckham – Having asthma isn’t easy, especially if you’re a professional athlete. Although he kept it private for a long time, soccer superstar David Beckham was photographed using his inhaler during a 2009 LA Galaxy game. According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), recent studies have shown that 8 percent of the U.S. population suffers from this chronic respiratory disease.

Jon Bon Jovi – Of the one in five people in the United States who have either allergy or asthma symptoms, this rock legend is one of them. A couple years ago, Bon Jovi told NorthJersey.com that the thing he worries about most when going on stage is his seasonal allergies, saying he doesn’t want to get up there and start sneezing in front of everyone.

Rashida Jones – Most commonly known for her role as Ann Perkins on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Rashida Jones has talked about her pet dander allergy in several interviews. The actress told Ain’t It Cool News in 2009 that whenever she’s filming a scene in which a cat is present, her sneezing often gets in the way.

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, there are actions you can take to make your symptoms less severe. You may want to consider investing in an air humidifier at home and a car cabin air filter in your vehicle.

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