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Do all asthma attacks have "triggers" like viruses, cold air, smoke, etc?
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Reactive airways
Asthma, by definition is reactive airways.
So it's reacting to something.But often times, we have difficulty narrowing it down to figure out exactly what it is.

In brief: Reactive airways
Asthma, by definition is reactive airways.
So it's reacting to something.But often times, we have difficulty narrowing it down to figure out exactly what it is.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
All asthma attacks are caused by various triggers, including allergens such as dust mites, animal dander, foods or pollen, irritants such as tobacco smoke, acid reflux, viral or bacterial infections, exercise, cold exposure, emotional stress, or medications such as beta blockers or nsaids.
All individuals with asthma are not the same, so, not all asthma attacks are brought on by the same trigger.

In brief: Yes
All asthma attacks are caused by various triggers, including allergens such as dust mites, animal dander, foods or pollen, irritants such as tobacco smoke, acid reflux, viral or bacterial infections, exercise, cold exposure, emotional stress, or medications such as beta blockers or nsaids.
All individuals with asthma are not the same, so, not all asthma attacks are brought on by the same trigger.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
translation a beta blocker is a medicine such as propanolol NSAIDS= non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, advil, motrin, aleve, naproxen
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No...
Sometimes, an exacerbation of asthma can occur without any known trigger.

In brief: No...
Sometimes, an exacerbation of asthma can occur without any known trigger.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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