with your healthcare provider about your triggers and how to stay away from them.
are having trouble learning your triggers or figuring out how to reduce contact with
them, ask your healthcare provider.
you have allergies, an allergist may be able to help. Talk with your healthcare provider
for a referral. Or go to the
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website.
You can search for an allergist in your area.
away from tobacco smoke and air pollution.
you smoke, work with your healthcare provider to quit. Counseling or medicine can
Ask about special programs in your area. Or look for programs online. For example,
smokefree.gov. Stay away from secondhand smoke. Don’t allow smoking in your
home or car. And try to stay away from places where smoking is allowed. For some people,
thirdhand smoke (smoke on clothes and other materials) can also trigger asthma.
Watch the air quality in your area. If it is poor, try to stay inside as much as
possible. If you have to go out, wear a mask. Check the daily air quality through
local news or the
Environmental Protection Agency.