Asthma Triggers

Asthma episodes often start when you come into contact with a “trigger, but not all people have the same triggers.

There are two types of triggers:
Irritants bother your airways.
Allergens cause an allergic reaction.

Common Irritants
Tobacco or Wood Smoke
Outdoor air pollution
Strong odors or fumes
Weather changes

Common Allergens
Mold
Animals with fur or feathers
Pollen
Dust and dust mites
Cockroaches

Other Triggers
Exercise
Infections
Heartburn or acid reflux