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What are common triggers for allergic reactions and asthma?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. David Lipkin
Caution! Children with asthma are more likely to experience a severe life threatening allergic reaction called Anaphylaxis. Symptoms may be mistaken for a "routine" episode of asthma BUT there are clues. Suspect anaphylaxis if any of the following accompany an asthma attack:crampy abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea,hives, itching, flushing, swelling of lips or tongue or eyelids>*call Rescue squad
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In brief: Many different...
...Triggers - of foods, nuts and fish/seafood are more common; of airborne triggers, smoke, dust, pollens and animal dander (cats are most severe).

In brief: Many different...
...Triggers - of foods, nuts and fish/seafood are more common; of airborne triggers, smoke, dust, pollens and animal dander (cats are most severe).
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Triggers...
Common triggers for allergic reactions and asthma include pollen, mold, pet dander, dust, insect bites/stings, foods, ozone, cigarette smoke, cold air, exercise, meds, etc.

In brief: Triggers...
Common triggers for allergic reactions and asthma include pollen, mold, pet dander, dust, insect bites/stings, foods, ozone, cigarette smoke, cold air, exercise, meds, etc.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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