Asthma Center > Preventing Flare-Ups

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  • Can the Weather Affect My Child's Asthma?
    While the effect of weather on asthma symptoms isn't fully understood, some kids' symptoms get worse at specific times of year or during a severe storm or sudden weather change.
  • Creating an Asthma-Safe Home
    If your child has asthma, you can create the best home environment possible by knowing about asthma triggers and eliminating or minimizing exposure to them.
  • Dealing With Asthma Triggers
    Triggers - substances, weather conditions, or activities - can lead to flare-ups in kids with asthma. By knowing and avoiding triggers, you'll help minimize your child's asthma symptoms.
  • Do Allergies Cause Asthma?
    Although allergies and asthma are separate conditions, they are related. People who have allergies - particularly ones that affect the nose and eyes - are more likely to have asthma.
  • Environmental Control Measures
    Families of kids with allergies should use environmental control measures that reduce exposure to the child's allergy triggers. Here's how to begin.
  • Exercise-Induced Asthma
    Many kids with asthma have symptoms when they exercise. But with careful management, they usually can do anything their peers can do.
  • Handling an Asthma Flare-Up
    Because they can be life threatening, asthma flare-ups can and should be treated at their earliest stages. So it's important to recognize their early warning signs.
  • If My Child Has Asthma, Can We Keep Our Pet?
    At least 30% of people with asthma are allergic to animals. So if your child has asthma, consider whether your pet could be producing allergens that trigger asthma symptoms.
  • Is the "Cinnamon Challenge" Dangerous?
    Find out what the experts have to say.
  • Ozone, Air Quality, and Asthma
    Ground-level ozone and other air pollutants can trigger worsening symptoms and asthma flare-ups. But there are steps you can take to minimize your child's exposure.
  • Secondhand Smoke
    Experts now know that breathing in someone else's secondhand smoke is hazardous to our health. Find out what you can do about it.
  • Smoking and Asthma
    Being a smoker is an obvious risk for kids and teens with asthma, but just being around people who smoke - and breathing in secondhand smoke - can cause problems, too.
 

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