What are some common asthma triggers?
Triggers are things that can cause asthma symptoms, an episode or attack, or make asthma worse. People with asthma may have just one trigger, or they may find that several triggers.
Learn more about common asthma triggers, such as:
- Secondhand (cigarette) smoke;
- Dust mites;
- Cockroaches and pests;
- Nitrogen Dioxide;
- Outdoor air pollution;
- Chemical irritants; and
- Wood smoke.
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- Outdoor air pollution
- Cold viruses
- Running, Playing, and Exercise
Be sure to work with your doctor to identify your (or your child's) triggers, then take steps to control these triggers.