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Preventing Asthma Attacks

Asthma Attacks which are a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms can be triggered by allergies that increase the inflammation of the airways of children and adults with asthma.

What allergens can cause asthma?

– Mostly inhaled allergens such as: Animal dander, pollen, mold, dust mites and cockroach particles.

– Also some food allergies can trigger dangerous conditions. Be careful of allergy to eggs, peanuts, cow’s milk, soy, wheat, fish, shrimp and other shellfish.

– Some food preservatives such as sodium sulfite, potassium metabisulfite, sodium metabisulfite, potassium bisulfite and sodium bisulfite can also trigger attacks. These food preservatives are commonly used on dried fruits and vegetables; potatoes that are processed; wine and beer and pickled foods. Food allergies may bring on sudden dangerous attacks with anaphylaxis which causes swelling of the throat.

What can be done to prevent attacks? See complete blog…


2 Responses

  1. You didn’t mention exercise induced asthma, that’s what I need help with.


    • Hi Sam,
      No I didn’t mention exercise induced asthma because this blog is about allergies. Most asthma is brought on by allergic triggers.

      Exercise induced asthma is very real and frightening. I found the information about exercise induced asthma on the following web site very helpful: http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/chronicconditions/a/Exercise_Asthma.htm


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