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What causes asthma?

The triggers for asthma can vary from person to person and can depend on what type of asthma you have. Some of these triggers include: Airborne allergens such as pollen, pet hair and dust mites; Food allergens such as peanuts, eggs or dairy; Infections such as the common cold, flu and pneumonia; Exercise; Air pollution, including cigarette smoke; Some medications; Strong emotions and stress, and; Sudden changes in the weather or temperature.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 17 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: How to use an asthma spacer


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