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What are common asthma triggers?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Triggers...

Common asthma triggers include dust, pollen, upper respiratory infections, lung infections, exercise, cold air, food allergies, pet dander, mold, cigarette smoke, etc.

In brief: Triggers...

Common asthma triggers include dust, pollen, upper respiratory infections, lung infections, exercise, cold air, food allergies, pet dander, mold, cigarette smoke, etc.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Asthma triggers

There are numerous triggers for asthma.
Some of the most common ones include: exercise, upper respiratory tract infections, occupational exposures, pollens (trees, grasses, weeds), indoor allergens (dust mite, molds), animal dander (cat, dog), changes in weather, cigarette smoke, strong scents/odors, stress/anxiety, and NSAIDs like aspirin.

In brief: Asthma triggers

There are numerous triggers for asthma.
Some of the most common ones include: exercise, upper respiratory tract infections, occupational exposures, pollens (trees, grasses, weeds), indoor allergens (dust mite, molds), animal dander (cat, dog), changes in weather, cigarette smoke, strong scents/odors, stress/anxiety, and NSAIDs like aspirin.
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: In Children----

As many as 70-80% of asthma episodes in children are triggered by vira or other infections.
Allergies are next. Cigarette smoke, cold weather, exercise inducement, are among other causes.

In brief: In Children----

As many as 70-80% of asthma episodes in children are triggered by vira or other infections.
Allergies are next. Cigarette smoke, cold weather, exercise inducement, are among other causes.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Identifying what triggers your asthma is helpful in planning for the care of your asthma.
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: Milk, others

Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation.
Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds

In brief: Milk, others

Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation.
Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Various

Allergies, dust mites, cold air, viral illnesses, exercise.

In brief: Various

Allergies, dust mites, cold air, viral illnesses, exercise.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Many Triggers

Some triggers of asthma included allegens (dust, pet sander, pollens, grasses and molds), temperature extremes, viruses, exercise and emotions to name a few.

In brief: Many Triggers

Some triggers of asthma included allegens (dust, pet sander, pollens, grasses and molds), temperature extremes, viruses, exercise and emotions to name a few.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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