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Can asthma be triggered by roaches? I heard that they can trigger asthma attacks?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Asthma can be triggered by environmental allergens such as pet dander and insects like roaches.
Best to avoid known triggers. Triggers can be different in different people.

In brief: Possible
Asthma can be triggered by environmental allergens such as pet dander and insects like roaches.
Best to avoid known triggers. Triggers can be different in different people.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Cockroach allergy is common, especially in the inner city. If you have asthma, getting tested to learn your triggers and develop a plan is very valuable.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
Cockroaches have been known to allergic triggers for decades.
They are classically a problem in inner cities presumably because of the dense housing, potentially less than ideal cleanliness and the difficulty eradicating them. If you have asthma you should be seen by an allergists to identify your triggers and initiate appropriate environmental controls.

In brief: Absolutely
Cockroaches have been known to allergic triggers for decades.
They are classically a problem in inner cities presumably because of the dense housing, potentially less than ideal cleanliness and the difficulty eradicating them. If you have asthma you should be seen by an allergists to identify your triggers and initiate appropriate environmental controls.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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