A variety of things in the environment can make asthma
or allergy symptoms
worse. These are called "triggers."
Your doctor can help you figure out what your child's triggers are.
Cockroaches are a common trigger for many kids.
Cockroaches have a protein in their shed body parts, saliva (spit), and droppings
(poop) that can set off a person's asthma or allergy symptoms.
Cook Children's Health Care System, Fort Worth, Texas