Asthma - Common Triggers

Reduce exposure to as many asthma triggers as possible.

Infections:
• Common cold
• Influenza
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Drugs:
• Aspirin
• Ibuprofen
• Beta blockers

Occupational Dusts and Vapors:
• Plastics
• Metals
• Grains
• Wood

Cold Air Air Pollution:
• Cigarette smoke
• Ozone
• Sulfur dioxide
• Auto exhaust

Vigorous Exercise Household Products:
• Paints
• Cleaners
• Sprays
• Scented products

Emotional Stress and Excitement Allergic Reactions:
• Pollens
• Feathers
• Animals
• Molds
• Some foods
• House dust

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