Asthma triggers can cause asthma attacks in children. Each child is different; knowing what triggers their asthma can help prevent attacks. While school and crowded places have germs that can make kids sick, allergens in the home can cause attacks too.
Dust, pet dander, mold and pests such as cockroaches and rodents are just a few. Lighting scented candles to get in the holiday spirit also could be a trigger. Cleaning products with strong scents or fumes can be a problem as well.
Ways your child can stay asthma attack-free
- Take all medicines as prescribed by your pediatrician.
- Keep hands clean by washing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer.
- Try to keep your child from rubbing their nose, eyes or mouth.
- Keep your child away from wet leaves and garden waste.
- Frequently wash bed sheets, sweep and vacuum your home.
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