Controlling Asthma Triggers

  1. Allergens: Animals

    Household pets, like cats and dogs, are the most common sources of animal allergens.

  2. Allergens: Dust and Dust Mites

    Dust mites are microscopic organisms that can live and thrive throughout homes and businesses.

  3. Allergens: Mold

    Mold spores or fragments may be inhaled through the nose and into the lungs, where they cause allergic reactions or asthma.

  4. Allergens: Pollen

    Pollen is the most common cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis, sometimes known as "hay fever."

  5. Asthma: When to Get an Allergy Test

    If you think you may have allergies, talk with your health care provider about getting tested.

  6. Free Your Home of Asthma Triggers

    Common asthma triggers are dust mites, pets and pet dander, cockroaches, mold, tobacco smoke and pollen.

  7. Keep Autumn Triggers Under Control

    Autumn means pumpkins, colorful leaves and, for some, worries about asthma.

  8. Mold Can Affect Your Health

    People with asthma, allergies, or other breathing conditions may be more sensitive to mold.

  9. Monster Mites

    It's not the dust mite itself that causes trouble for people, but its shed skin and fecal matter. These substances bring misery to millions of allergy sufferers.

  10. Spring Survival Guide for Asthma

    For many allergy sufferers, pollen and mold are the main problems.

  11. Triggers for Asthma Attacks

    Asthma triggers include pollen, mold, animal dander, and air pollutants such as tobacco smoke.

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