Asthma and Allergies

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

What Triggers an Asthma Attack?

When you have asthma, allergens and irritants that enter your body when you breathe can bother your lungs and may trigger asthma symptoms.

Common asthma triggers include:

  • Acid reflux
  • Allergies
  • Dust mites
  • Infections (flu, colds, RSV)
  • Mold
  • Outdoor air pollution
  • Pets
  • Physical exercise
  • Sinus infections
  • Smoke from burning wood or grass
  • Some medicines
  • A strong emotional response
  • Tobacco smoke

For more information about triggers of an asthma attack, talk you your doctor.

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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