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Asthma Triggers

The most common triggers are:

  • Viruses
  • Exercise
  • Allergies to aero-allergens (allergens that we breath in the environment) eg. Pets, dust mites and smoke.

If asthma is not well controlled, it may flare up from time to time.

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 This article has been written by Paediatrician and Pulmonologist, Dr Salome Abbott (MBBCh (Wits), FCPaed(SA), MMed(Paed), DipAllerg(SA), Dip Paed Resp Med (Europe), Cert Paed Pulmonology(SA))

Dr Abbott currently has a private practice at Vincent Pallotti and Kingsbury Hospitals in Cape Town. The focus of her practice is treating children with respiratory diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and other chronic lung problems. Tel: 021 506 5228 or for full contact details please CLICK HERE