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Allergens & Irritants

This website was designed to help you survive the seasons by providing information on asthma, allergies, allergens, and asthma irritants such as cigarette smoke, cockroaches, dust mites, house dust, mold, pets, and pollen.

Review Date: April 03, 2015

NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - NIEHS

Asthma- (PDF)

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that cannot be cured, but can be controlled by taking medicine and making changes in your environment.

Review Date: February 14, 2011

Educational Institution — Click the resource link above to learn more

Asthma Triggers: Gain Control (Video)

Indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. Triggers are things that can cause asthma symptoms. Work with your doctor to identify triggers, and develop a treatment plan that includes ways to reduce exposure.

Review Date: June 07, 2012

Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Asthma: Controller and Quick-Relief Medicine

Asthma is a chronic, or long-term, disease. Learn how controller medicine and quick-relief or rescue medicine (also called bronchodilators) are used to treat asthma and what else you can do to manage your condition.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Asthma: Medicines That Can Make It Worse

Some medicines might make your asthma worse. it's important to know about medicines that might cause problems before you take them.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Asthma: Questions to Ask When It Doesn't Get Better

This is a list of questions to ask your doctor if you are having problems with your asthma.

Review Date: December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting?

Use the checklist to find out how well your child-care setting assists children with asthma.

Review Date: April 03, 2015

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

The Virtual Allergist™

The Virtual Allergist™ can give you valuable information about your allergy and asthma symptoms. Select an area of the body where you are experiencing symptoms, or select from a list to get started. Discuss your questions with an allergist and learn what you can do to get relief.

Review Date: April 11, 2012

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

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