Some asthma episodes can be prevented by avoiding or minimizing exposure to triggers.
These include environmental triggers such as:
If exercise triggers your asthma:
Eliminating allergens at home often can go a long way to control asthma symptoms.
If dust mites are a trigger:
Some people may need to avoid animals entirely. Others may benefit from taking preventive medicine before an anticipated exposure to animals. Pet owners should keep pets out of bedrooms and bathe them regularly.
Those who are affected by pollens should:
Prevention also means learning to anticipate future attacks. Monitor your symptoms and peak-flow readings to help identify a coming attack before symptoms develop. This allows you to adjust your medications to prevent an attack.
Early signs or symptoms of an asthma flare-up include:
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