Type 2 inflammation impacts people in different ways throughout the body, contributing to difficult and unpredictable symptoms.


From coughing and wheezing to difficulty breathing, asthma symptoms can limit your daily life. Often, asthma attacks are triggered by things in the environment, like pollen, smoke or even exercise, making it hard to plan and go about day-to-day activities.

Have you ever heard the terms “allergic” or “eosinophilic” to describe your asthma? People with these types of asthma have type 2 inflammation driving their disease.

Atopic Dermatitis (AD)

If you live with AD (a form of eczema), you’re familiar with the frequent dry, scaly skin and red or dark rashes that cause intense, persistent itching. Many people are diagnosed with this chronic disease as children and experience unpredictable symptoms throughout adulthood.

Since AD impacts people so visibly, many people struggle with self-confidence and anxiety. They often feel ashamed of their disease and hide their true selves.

Chronic Rhinosinusitis with Nasal Polyposis (CRSwNP)

People with CRSwNP, often called nasal polyps have non-cancerous growths in their sinuses that lead to frequent runny noses, difficulty breathing, facial pain and congestion. This makes people feel and look like they’re always sick.

Many people experience loss of smell, which is more than just a nuisance. It can cause people to miss out on common experiences like cooking and dining out and can make them feel unsafe if they can’t detect flames or smoke.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

EoE causes inflammation and damage to the esophagus—the tube connecting the mouth to the stomach—making it hard to swallow food. This can lead to decreased appetite, vomiting and sometimes choking emergencies requiring hospitalization.

Common experiences like shared meals and dinners out are often difficult for people with EoE. Sometimes, people with severe EoE need to eat using a feeding tube.

Prurigo Nodularis (PN)

People with PN are covered in lumps and bumps that create an intense, persistent itch lasting over six weeks. The stinging, burning, and pain that come with PN worsen with irritation, and can cause people with PN to scratch themselves raw, leaving their skin damaged and scarred. 

The impact of PN on quality of life is one of the highest among inflammatory skin conditions with chronic itch. It can lead to sleepless nights, missed work, and feelings of anxiety, depression, and even a sense of helplessness. 

Food Allergies

Sensitivities to allergens in different foods, like peanuts, can cause rashes, congestion, difficulty breathing, tightness of the chest or throat and even anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction.

If you have a food allergy, you’re probably familiar with how hard it can be to participate in everyday activities, like eating in a restaurant. This can make the isolation and feelings of being “different” even greater.


It’s time for more days where you can be yourself beyond your symptoms. Learn if type 2 inflammation could be playing a role in your disease and find out how to have better conversations with your doctor.