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A variety of things in the environment can make asthma or allergy symptoms worse. These are called “triggers.” Your doctor can help you figure out what your child’s triggers are.
Cockroaches are a common trigger for many kids.
Cockroaches have a protein in their shed body parts, saliva (spit), and droppings (poop) that can set off a person’s asthma or allergy symptoms.
If mold makes your child’s asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure to it.
If pollen makes your child’s asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure it.
If strong scents, smoke, and smog make your child’s asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit contact with these irritants.
Triggers â things in the air, weather conditions, or activities â can cause asthma flare-ups. By knowing and avoiding triggers, you’ll help lessen your child’s asthma symptoms.
If dust mites make your child’s asthma or allergies worse, here’s how to limit exposure to them.
Do pets make your child’s allergies or asthma worse? Here’s how to handle it.
Allergy-triggered asthma is a type of asthma commonly seen in children.
During normal breathing, the airways to the lungs are fully open, allowing air to easily move in and out. In a person with asthma, the airways are inflamed and overly sensitive to certain things that wouldn’t usually bother others. These are called triggers.
If you have asthma, certain things may cause you to cough and have trouble breathing. Find out more about asthma triggers in this article for kids.
Find out what can make your asthma worse, and what to do about it.
Many people who have asthma have some kind of allergy, too.
An asthma trigger is anything that brings on coughing, wheezing, trouble breathing, and other symptoms in a person with asthma.
Most kids who have asthma also have some kind of allergy, too.
With asthma, a trigger is anything that brings on asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, and trouble breathing.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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