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What it is in ammonia that can trigger asthma?

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Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Bronchial irritant

Ammonia can trigger asthma since it is a bronchial irritant.
It is not a specific allergen. It is an asthma trigger in the same way that chlorine near a swimming pool or other strong cleaning agents can be--by irritating already "twitchy" or reactive airways.

In brief: Bronchial irritant

Ammonia can trigger asthma since it is a bronchial irritant.
It is not a specific allergen. It is an asthma trigger in the same way that chlorine near a swimming pool or other strong cleaning agents can be--by irritating already "twitchy" or reactive airways.
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pungency

Any strong smell can trigger asthma - we don't allow perfume in our waiting room. Same goes for smoke, fumes and most cleaning detergents.

In brief: Pungency

Any strong smell can trigger asthma - we don't allow perfume in our waiting room. Same goes for smoke, fumes and most cleaning detergents.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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