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What are common asthma triggers?

What are common asthma triggers?

Triggers...: Common asthma triggers include dust, pollen, upper respiratory infections, lung infections, exercise, cold air, food allergies, pet dander, mold, cigarette smoke, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

Depends: In childhood it is often the presence of inflammation from any of a number of infectious agents, often viral. Only 5% are thought related to allergy triggers but these can aggravate any compromised kid.As they age, the pattern may change. Exercise triggered events are common in the teen years but this pattern seems to fade in adulthood. ...Read more

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What are common headache triggers?

What are common headache triggers?

See below:: Many factors can cause or contribute to headache. Triggers include foods, chemicals, bright lights, lack of sleep, stress, sinus problems, crying, excess noise, and hormone fluctuations. Pinpointing headache triggers can greatly help in treatment and prophylaxis. ...Read more

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What are common triggers for allergic reactions and asthma?

What are common triggers for allergic reactions and asthma?

Allegens & irritiant: Allergens: house dust mites, animal danders, mold spores, pollens & sometimes foods. Irritants: cigarette smoke, wood & barbecue smoke, poorly-burning gas stoves, heaters, furnaces & hot water heaters, smog, diesel exhausts, pesticides, fragrance. For asthma these physical triggers: cold air, exercise, laughter, stress, and respiratory infections, especially viral respiratory infections. ...Read more

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What are some common triggers of eczema?

What are some common triggers of eczema?

Irritants & Dryness: The two most common classifcations of triggers of eczema are irritants and dryness. Both need to be avoided by staying away from caustic and fragranced substances and using proper moisturizers , especially after baths or showers , daily. ...Read more

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What are the most common asthma symptoms?

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What are the most common asthma symptoms?

Wheezing, SOB: Wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath (sob) are the classic symptoms of asthma. Most often, wheezing and shortness of breath follow the brief period of "cold" symptoms in infants/children. The cough is not so prominent as in bronchitis. Coughing or shortness of breath aggravated by excercise also raises suspicion of undiagnosed asthma. ...Read more

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What are the common factors that trigger allergies?

What are the common factors that trigger allergies?

Pollen dust pets: Many things in the environment can cause allergies...Pollen pets food dust bees. An allergist can be very helpful in figuring it out for you. ...Read more

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What are most common environmental allergens?

What are most common environmental allergens?

Seasonal allergens: This is a question best answered by a board certified allergist. However, common allergens may depend on the season. Trees in early spring, grass in spring and summer, ragweed in fall, dust and molds are usually all year long, but most common in the winter when baseboard heating is used. If you are symptomatic and an antihistamine is not effective, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What are the most common triggers of copd?

What are the most common triggers of copd?

A few: Triggers in COPD do differ often from those in asthma. Respiratory infections, inhalation of particulates (ie smoke, powder, etc) are common. Smog and industrial exhausts can also be a trigger. ...Read more

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What are the most common migraine triggers?

What are the most common migraine triggers?

Identify triggers: There are certain foods and aspects of lifestyle that can trigger or worsen headaches and migraines. The best way to identify triggers is to maintain a headache diary and keep a list of foods eaten before your migraine. Common triggers include chocolate, caffeine, cheese, msg, processed meats, alcohol, smoking/being around smoke, stress, skipping meals, lack of sleep or too much sleep. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of menthol induced asthma?

Menthol: It is popular to try peppermint and menthol to treat asthma but rarely it can cause asthma. Here is a case study. J investig allergol clin immunol. 2001;11(1):56-8. ...Read more

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What are common food allergens?

What are common food allergens?

Eight foods : Milk eggs peanuts tree nuts such as almonds, cashews, walnuts. Fish (such as bass, cod, flounder) shellfish (such as crab, lobster, shrimp) soy wheat the eight foods included in food allergy labeling account for an estimated 90 percent of allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What are the common triggers of syncope?

What are the common triggers of syncope?

Syncope triggers: The triggers for syncope depends on the type of syncope. For vasovagal or neurocardiogenic syncope the common triggers are dehydration and stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, decongestants and dietary aides or supplements. As always talk your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of tomato allergies?

What are common symptoms of tomato allergies?

Tomato allergy: True tomato allergy is rare. Within 1 hour of eating tomato you would experience hives, wheezing, swelling or more serious reactions. Tomato is known to be part of the "food pollen syndrome" also called "oral allergy syndrome". This is a cross reactivity between grass pollen and tomato. Symptoms of this would be limited to an itchy mouth. Avoidance or immunotherapy to grass are the treatment. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of asthma?

What are the common symptoms of asthma?

They vary: Some asthmatics simply have a chronic cough while others have varying degrees of shortness of breathe. The triggers to an attack also vary. Some are allergic in nature while others are from exercise, cold air, etc. ...Read more

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What allergies are associated with asthma?

Cats, cockroaches: While any allergies can be associated with and trigger asthma symptoms, there are 2 in particular which have been shown in the medical literature to be highly linked to asthma flares. Cats allergies are by far the most associated with asthma, followed by cockroach allergies (most common in inner-cities). Chlorine has also been associated with asthma, but it is not considered an allergy. ...Read more

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What are common asthma trigger factors in a person's home?

What are common asthma trigger factors in a person's home?

Many: The most common triggers in the home are animal dander, dust mites, smoke (tobacco) polution, molds and assorted others. Ideally you can fous in on the particular trigger but this is often difficult to say the least. Removing carpeting ; rugs is a start as well as keeping cats and dogs out of your bedroom. Dust mites can be controlled in your bedroom by using special mattress covers. Air purifiers. ...Read more