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What are examples of asthma triggers?

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Certain asthma triggers can set off the cascade of asthma symptoms. Some asthma triggers may include:

It’s vital to learn to identify your asthma triggers and take steps to avoid them.

  • Air pollution
  • Allergies
  • Cold air
  • A cold or flu virus
  • Sinusitis
  • Smoke
  • Fragrances

From: Tips for Asthma Prevention WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview: Prevention," “Peak Flow Meters.”

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. , 2002. Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

National Institutes of Health publication number 02-5074, June, 2003.

Brostoff, J. and Gamlin, L., , Healing Arts Press,1999. Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

Plaut T. and Jones, T., , Pedipress Inc., 1999.  Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma Treatment,” “What Is An Asthma Action Plan?”

CDC: “Lung Disease including Asthma and Adult Vaccination.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

SOURCES:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma Overview: Prevention," “Peak Flow Meters.”

National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. , 2002. Expert Panel Report: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

National Institutes of Health publication number 02-5074, June, 2003.

Brostoff, J. and Gamlin, L., , Healing Arts Press,1999. Asthma: The Complete Guide to Integrative Therapies

Plaut T. and Jones, T., , Pedipress Inc., 1999.  Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: “Asthma Treatment,” “What Is An Asthma Action Plan?”

CDC: “Lung Disease including Asthma and Adult Vaccination.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

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