What are the triggers that can cause an asthma flare-up?
According to the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and other organizations, triggers for asthma include:
Grasses and trees
Strong odors and sprays, such as perfumes, household cleaners, paints, and varnishes
Chemicals, such as coal, chalk dust, or talcum powder
Air pollutants, such as ozone and chemicals in the air
Weather conditions, including cold or wind
Chemical exposure on the job, such as dust, gases, or fumes
Sensitivity to medications
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, indomethacin, and naproxen
Sulfites used as preservatives in food and beverage
Last Reviewed Date: 06/30/2014
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