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What are some common asthma triggers?

Triggers are things that can cause asthma symptoms, an episode or attack or make asthma worse.  People with asthma may have just one trigger, or they may find that several things act as triggers.

Visit to learn more about these common asthma triggers:

  • Secondhand (cigarette) Smoke
  • Cockroaches and Other Pests
  • Pets and Dust
  • Molds

Other common asthma triggers include:

Be sure to work with your doctor to identify your -- or your child's triggers.

Then take steps to control these triggers.