Actress was rushed to the hospital on Monday for what was initially believed to be a lung infection. Her mother Dina Lohan says she suffers from bronchial asthma, and blamed the city’s high pollen count.
Lindsay Lohan has suffered from asthma since childhood.
Lindsay Lohan is making a speedy recovery one day after being rushed to the hospital for what her mom says was a case of asthma.
“She’s feeling better,” Dina Lohan told the Daily News on Tuesday.
On Monday, Dina told the News her daughter’s latest health problems were caused by a powdery substance – pollen.
“Lindsay had not been feeling well all last week following a week of high pollen counts in New York,” she said. “She has had bronchial asthma ever since she was little.”
Millions of people have seasonal allergies to pollen, a fine, powdery substance produced by plants, according to the Mayo Clinic. That allergic reaction is a common trigger for asthma.
Though asthma victims sometimes don’t realize they are having an ongoing attack, confusing it with bronchitis or other respiratory ailments, by Sunday the 26-year-old’s mother had put her foot down, claims a friend of the “Liz & Dick” star.
“Dina brought Lindsay to the hospital emergency room herself,” the friend told The News.
“She’s at Dina’s home now, resting,” the source added.
“Her mother is keeping a close eye on her. She’s safe.”
Pollen counts in the city were rated at their highest levels by Weather.com in the days leading up to Lindsay’s attack.
Lindsay has suffered from asthma since she was a child.
In 1996, she was hospitalized on Martha’s Vineyard during the filming of “Parent Trap” because of an asthmatic reaction to horses, to which she is allergic.
Her father said Monday Lohan’s asthma problems were once nearly life-threatening.
“She’s fine, but she had a bad case of asthma as a kid, so she has to take these things seriously,” Michael Lohan told the Daily News. “When she was a kid, we almost lost her a couple of times because of the asthma.”
The starlet’s health problems come amid more turbulent times for the actress.
She was charged last week with leaving the scene of the accident after allegedly bumping a man with her Porsche in Chelsea, though she has maintained she was not under the influence and is reportedly considering suing the “victim” for claiming she reeked of alcohol.