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When you have asthma, any upper respiratory infection -- like a cold or the flu -- can affect your lungs, causing inflammation and airway narrowing. It is important to take measures to stay healthy and be aware of any asthma symptoms, even mild, so that you avoid a more serious asthma attack.

From: Infections and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: "Indoor Environmental Asthma Triggers."  American Lung Association: "Controlling Asthma Triggers."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 29, 2019

SOURCES:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: "Indoor Environmental Asthma Triggers."  American Lung Association: "Controlling Asthma Triggers."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 29, 2019

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