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Preventing Flare-Ups

Air Pollution and Asthma

Ground-level ozone and other air pollutants can trigger asthma flare-ups. But there are steps you can take to minimize your child's exposure.

Asthma Triggers

Triggers — things in the air, weather conditions, or activities — can cause asthma flare-ups. By knowing and avoiding triggers, you'll help lessen your child's asthma symptoms.

Can the Weather Affect My Child's Asthma?

Sometimes, the weather can affect a child's asthma symptoms. Here are some tips for dealing with it.

Dealing With Triggers: Cockroaches

Find out how to limit exposure to cockroaches if they make your child's asthma or allergies worse.

Dealing With Triggers: Dust Mites

If dust mites make your child's asthma or allergies worse, here's how to limit exposure to them.

Dealing With Triggers: Irritants

If strong scents, smoke, and smog make your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit contact with these irritants.

Dealing With Triggers: Mold

If mold makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure to it.

Dealing With Triggers: Pets

Do pets make your child's allergies or asthma worse? Here's how to handle it.

Dealing With Triggers: Pollen

If pollen makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure it.

Do Allergies Cause Asthma?

Allergies don't cause asthma, but kids who have allergies are more likely to get asthma.