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What triggers asthma?

Dr Louisa Draper

"It can be difficult to work out what your own specific triggers are because your asthma could be caused by more than one trigger. Keeping a diary can help you identify your triggers."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Identifying and avoiding the triggers for your asthma is one of the most important things you can do to manage the condition. Find out what the most common triggers are and how you can avoid them.

Managing your asthma

Experts agree, that managing asthma is the key to minimising symptoms when you come into contact with your triggers.

To help prevent reactions:

Make sure that you have an up to date asthma plan in place. If not, visit your asthma nurse or doctor and get something written up.

Don’t forget to take your preventer medication – it will help to reduce any reactions when you’re triggered.

Make sure that you have regular reviews of your medication, and keep an eye on your triggers.