When your child has asthma, certain
things can make the symptoms worse. These things are
called triggers. Common triggers include
colds, smoke, air pollution, dust, pollen, pets, stress, and cold
air. Learn what triggers your child's asthma and help
your child avoid the triggers.
Triggers can make it harder for your child's lungs to work
as they should. They can lead to sudden breathing problems
and other symptoms. When your child is around a trigger, an asthma attack is
more likely. If your child's symptoms are severe, he or she may need emergency
treatment. Your child may have to go to the hospital for treatment.
The first thing is to know your child's triggers.
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Current as of:
May 23, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Mary F. McNaughton Collins, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine
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