Asthma and Allergies

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions on asthma and allergies.

What are Some Asthma Triggers?

Stress is a common trigger for asthma. In fact, any emotion – even laughter – can trigger asthma in some people. Crying or feeling excited can, too. If this happens to you, watch your breathing to help avoid an asthma attack.

  • Breathe in slowly through your nose for two seconds, then breathe out through puckered lips for four seconds.
  • Picture something soothing to help you relax and breathe slower.
  • Take your daily medicine. It’s easy to forget when you’re stressed out.

Other asthma triggers include:

  • Cold air
  • Allergies
  • Smells (such as perfumes)
  • Smoke
  • Exercise

If you have asthma, make sure you know what triggers it.

Learn more:

Source: Anessa Alappatt, MD, Fairborn Medical Center; J. Douglas Aldstadt, MD, Family Physicians of Englewood; Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Michael A. Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Joseph Leithold, MD, Woodcroft Family Practice; Anne Reitz, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Grenetta Ritenour, CNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Melinda Ruff, MD, Centerville Family Medicine; Marcus Washington, MD, Premier Health Family Medicine; Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine