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Can plants cause asthma attack?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Asthma: If you are allergic to pollen yes you can have asthma from certain pollenating plants, see an allergist and determine what your triggers are to know what to avoid.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What causes an asthma attack?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Many triggers: Asthma starts with inflammation of the airways. That inflammation can be triggered by many exposures, such as allergies, infections, and weather changes. Irritants like cigarette smoke and dust can also start an asthma attack. Exercise for many people can also cause symptoms. In the last few years, acid reflux has been recognized as a cause for asthma. Avoiding & controlling these prevents attacks.
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal commented
Pediatrics 50 years experience
In children URI is most common cause of wheezing besides the other triggers.
Jan 21, 2012
Dr. James Glauber
Pediatrics 33 years experience
A recent study has disputed the assocation between asthma and acid reflux. The most common trigger for asthma attacks are upper respiratory infections.
Feb 7, 2012
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Sometimes chronic infectious sinusitis with noctural post nasal drainage can lead to bronchitis and then activate asthma.
Mar 5, 2012
A 30-year-old member asked:

Could eating sushi cause an asthma attack?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes.: In people sensitive to fish, soy sauce, or wasabi.
A 19-year-old member asked:

Can exercising too much or too hard cause an asthma attack?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Geriatrics 21 years experience
Yes: Some asthma sufferers can have attacks brought on by exercise. You should always have your rescue inhaler with you.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Even professional athletes have had problems with exercise-induced asthma.
Mar 13, 2012

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