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Triggers of asthma

 

                        

                                                                             

          

                  Smoke                                               Cigarette smoke                                     Air pollution

    

 

                                                                                               

 

      Food allergies in some cases                                    Strong smells and sprays                              Animal fur and feathers

 

 

                                                                                  

 

    Pollen grains from trees / flowers                                  Dust in bed and pillow                                     Cold and viruses

                                    

 

                                                                    

  

 House dust from sweeping                                           Cold air                                   Weather change

 

                                                  

                                                           

 

       Emotional stress                      Too much of exertion, physical exercise

 

 

Many things can start an asthma attack.

 

Triggers of asthma and aggravating factors.

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Physical exertion and exercise is a trigger for 8 out of 10 people with asthma.

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Cold air is a trigger for 6 out of 10 people with asthma.

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Colds and viruses are triggers for 8 out of 10 people with asthma.

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Cigarette smoke and smoky places are triggers for 7 out of 10 people with asthma.

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Air pollution is a trigger for 4 out of 10 people with asthma.

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Pollen is a trigger for 5 out of 10 people with asthma.      

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House dust is a trigger for 7 out of 10 people with asthma.   

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Fur or feathers from pets are triggers for 8 out of 10 people with asthma.      

 

How can attacks be avoided?

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People who have asthma are wise to learn what triggers an attack and to avoid that item or situation. The following are common triggering agents.

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Foods : Chocolate, nuts, eggs, shellfish, milk, oranges, wine, beer.

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Pollen, mold spores.

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Tobacco smoke.

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Animals: Cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, chickens, insects

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Dust--dirty filters on heating and air conditioning systems; brooms and dusters. upholstered furniture, carpets, and curtains   hat might harbor   dust.

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Smog, automobile fumes. Feathers.

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Wool.

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Personal care products: Sprays, cosmetics, powder.

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Aerosol sprays of any kind.

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Cold or hot air, high humidity or very dry air.

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Emotion: Anger, frustration, fear, crying, laughing too hard.

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Exercise.

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Common cold, flu.

 

Precautions to avoid asthma attacks.

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Avoid smoking.

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Avoid pollution.

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Keep strong smells out of home.

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Keep animals, pets out of house.

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Take out rugs and carpets. They get dusty and moldy.

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Take out soft chairs, cushions and extra pillows.

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Open windows when it is not hot or stuffy, close them when the air out side is polluted.                                                             

                            

                                                                                   

                       Avoid pollution                                          Avoid smoking

 

 
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People with asthma who are not allergic to eggs may consider getting an annual influenza vaccine.

 

 

 

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