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: December 6, 2017
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Mary F. McNaughton-Collins, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine
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