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How can you prevent asthma?
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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
5 doctors agree
In brief: Control inflammation
Asthma is an inflammatory condition caused by genetic & environmental factors.
Avoiding allergens (dust mites, pet dander, mold) & irritants (smoke) can decrease the likelihood of developing asthma. Once diagnosed, avoiding these can also help as well as staying on controller medications that keep inflammation from triggering an attack. Regular visits with an asthma specialist can also help.

In brief: Control inflammation
Asthma is an inflammatory condition caused by genetic & environmental factors.
Avoiding allergens (dust mites, pet dander, mold) & irritants (smoke) can decrease the likelihood of developing asthma. Once diagnosed, avoiding these can also help as well as staying on controller medications that keep inflammation from triggering an attack. Regular visits with an asthma specialist can also help.
Dr. Alex Martinez
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Control
Prevention and long-term control includes avoiding triggers of asthma, such as allergens, smoking and infections.
Sometimes daily medicines such as inhaled bronchodilators, steroids, or oral leukotriene inhibitors singularly or in combination are necessary to prevent asthma.For this type of therapy, consult your doctor.

In brief: Control
Prevention and long-term control includes avoiding triggers of asthma, such as allergens, smoking and infections.
Sometimes daily medicines such as inhaled bronchodilators, steroids, or oral leukotriene inhibitors singularly or in combination are necessary to prevent asthma.For this type of therapy, consult your doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Avoid triggers...
To avoid an asthma exacerbation, one needs to avoid known triggers whenever possible.
But, there are triggers that are difficult to avoid completely, like high pollen counts. Your doctor can help determine what your particular triggers are and help with avoidance when possible.

In brief: Avoid triggers...
To avoid an asthma exacerbation, one needs to avoid known triggers whenever possible.
But, there are triggers that are difficult to avoid completely, like high pollen counts. Your doctor can help determine what your particular triggers are and help with avoidance when possible.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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