Asthma Triggers

Overview

Even though asthma is a common and potentially serious chronic disease that imposes a substantial burden on patients and their families, asthma can be effectively treated and most patients achieve good control of their asthma. When asthma is under control, patients can:

  • Avoid troublesome symptoms during day and night

  • Need little or no reliever medication

  • Have productive, physically active lives

  • Have normal or near normal lung function

  • Avoid serious asthma flare-ups (exacerbations or attacks)

The Respira Sano asthma educational resource group can help you to identify the triggers so you can avoid them or eliminate them from home.

Avoid Asthma Triggers

To accomplish Asthma Control, the patient should know and avoid the factors that trigger or worsen asthma symptoms such as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avoid unsafe cleaning products that may trigger an asthma attack. Products such as:

  • Aerosol spray products

  • Air fresheners

  • Chlorine bleach

  • Detergent and dishwashing liquid

  • Dry cleaning chemicals

  • Rug and upholstery cleaners

  • Furniture and floor polish

  • Oven cleaners 

 

Click here to find a list of alternatives safe cleaning products and recipies.

 

 

 

 

Source: GlaxoSmithKline