Controlling Asthma Triggers

Triggers for Asthma Attacks
Asthma triggers include pollen, mold, animal dander, and air pollutants such as tobacco smoke.
Allergens: Pollen
Pollen is the most common cause of seasonal allergic rhinitis, sometimes known as "hay fever."
Allergens: Mold
Mold spores or fragments may be inhaled through the nose and into the lungs, where they cause allergic reactions or asthma.
Allergens: Animals
Household pets, like cats and dogs, are the most common sources of animal allergens.
Allergens: Dust and Dust Mites
Dust mites are microscopic organisms that can live and thrive throughout homes and businesses.
Your Child's Allergies: Dust Mites
Detailed information on dust mite allergens
Keep Autumn Triggers Under Control
Autumn means pumpkins, colorful leaves and, for some, worries about asthma.
Spring Survival Guide for Asthma
For many allergy sufferers, pollen and mold are the main problems.
Asthma: When to Get an Allergy Test
If you think you may have allergies, talk with your health care provider about getting tested.