Health Tip: What's Behind My Asthma and Allergy Symptoms?

(HealthDay News) -- While allergies and asthma usually are chronic, symptoms can flare from exposure to certain triggers.

The American Lung Association says these factors trigger asthma and allergy symptoms in many people:

  • Anything with powerful fumes, such as hair spray, paint or perfume.
  • Cold air.
  • Smoke from cigarettes, pipes, cigars or fireplaces.
  • Pollen, mold or dust mites.
  • Animal dander.
  • Air pollution.
  • Respiratory tract infections or reactions, stemming from sources such as the common cold or flu.

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