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What are common asthma triggers?

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Triggers are things that can set off asthma symptoms. Different people have different triggers. Common ones include:

  • Infections like colds, flu, sinus infections
  • Exercise, especially in kids
  • Cold air or changes in temperature
  • Tobacco smoke and air pollution
  • Allergens like dust mites, pollens, pets, mold spores, foods, and cockroaches
  • Strong odors from chemical products
  • Anxiety, and crying, yelling, or laughing hard
  • Medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, and beta blocker drugs for high blood pressure, migraines, or glaucoma

From: Asthma and Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI):  “An Unwelcome Return: 10 Tips to Ease Your Spring Allergy Symptoms.” “Asthma Statistics.” "Tips to Remember: Outdoor Allergens.”

Cinquair. Prescribing Information.

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 25, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI):  “An Unwelcome Return: 10 Tips to Ease Your Spring Allergy Symptoms.” “Asthma Statistics.” "Tips to Remember: Outdoor Allergens.”

Cinquair. Prescribing Information.

FDA News Release. “FDA approves Cinqair to treat severe asthma.”

News release, GlaxoSmithKline.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 25, 2017

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