Dealing With Triggers: Moldenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/Mold_enHD_1.jpgIf mold makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure to it. mold, molds, allergy, allergies, asthma, trigger, triggers, flare-up, attack08/02/201701/02/201801/02/2018Stephen F. Dinetz, MD11/18/20179445b03c-3710-4cc3-b77d-db95705901cdhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/trigger-mold.html/<p>A variety of things in the environment can make <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-basics.html/">asthma</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/allergies-center.html/">allergy</a> symptoms worse. These are called "<a class="kh_anchor">triggers</a>." Your doctor can help you figure out what your child's triggers are.</p> <p>Mold is a common trigger for many kids.</p> <h3>What Is Mold?</h3> <p>Mold is a microscopic plant-like organism. It can grow on many surfaces, and prefers damp places like bathrooms and basements. Mold reproduces by sending spores into the air.</p> <h3>How Can I Help My Child Deal With It?</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Fix leaky pipes, faucets, or roofs. Clean and repair roof gutters regularly.</li> <li>Make sure your bathrooms and basement are well ventilated. Install and use exhaust fans to help lower moisture in these areas.</li> <li>If you have any damp closets, clean them well and leave a 100-watt bulb on all the time to increase the temperature and dry out the air.</li> <li>Run a dehumidifier in the basement or other damp areas. Empty and clean the water pan often.</li> <li>Remove wallpaper and wall-to-wall carpeting from bathrooms and basement rooms.</li> <li>Run the air conditioning (this is especially helpful if you have central air), making sure to change the filter monthly.</li> <li>Avoid houseplants, which may harbor mold in their soil.</li> <li>Clean any visible mold or mildew with a solution that's 1 part chlorine bleach to 10 parts water. Don't paint or caulk over moldy surfaces without cleaning them first.</li> <li>When painting bathrooms or other damp areas of your house, use anti-mildew paint.</li> <li>If there's visible mold on ceiling tiles, remove and replace them. Also check to see if there's a leaky pipe that may be causing the problem.</li> <li>Replace or wash moldy shower curtains.</li> <li>When mold counts are high, kids should take their allergy medicine before going outdoors. After playing outdoors, they should bathe and change clothes.</li> <li>Drive with the car windows shut and air conditioning on during mold seasons.</li> </ul>Cómo afrontar los desencadenantes: el mohoHay una variedad de elementos en el medio ambiente que pueden empeorar los síntomas del asma o de la alergia. Se conocen como "desencadenantes." El médico de su hijo le puede ayudar a averiguar cuáles son esos desencadenantes en su hijo.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/trigger-mold-esp.html/c0fbe926-75d3-4c22-a0ef-fcb5af472259
All About AllergiesMillions of Americans, including many kids, have an allergy. Find out how allergies are diagnosed and how to keep them under control.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/allergy.html/50114e1e-94ae-48c1-8769-b59b60036096
AllergiesYour eyes itch, your nose is running, you're sneezing, and you're covered in hives. The enemy known as allergies has struck again.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/allergies.html/713fb4e6-f5fa-49aa-b73a-c1488066a909
AsthmaAsthma is a lung condition that makes it hard to breathe. Learn all about asthma here. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/asthma.html/fdec47a5-6cd6-4e9d-bd40-d8f4a3e7dc08
Asthma Asthma makes it hard to breathe. But with treatment, the condition can be managed so that kids can still do the things they love. Learn all about asthma. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-basics.html/93904ebb-464e-4afd-9e00-2509c3cef428
Asthma TriggersTriggers — things in the air, weather conditions, or activities — can cause asthma flare-ups. By knowing and avoiding triggers, you'll help lessen your child's asthma symptoms.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-triggers.html/9a1476d0-ef6a-4163-84cb-6ae622d1b98b
Dealing With Asthma TriggersFind out what can make your asthma worse, and what to do about it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/asthma-triggers.html/f02e3036-b0eb-4e8c-bd24-4d9ee73d5f95
Dealing With Triggers: CockroachesFind out how to limit exposure to cockroaches if they make your child's asthma or allergies worse.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/triggers-cockroaches.html/26e4eacb-d327-4e19-b2fb-5b80cd38b458
Dealing With Triggers: IrritantsIf strong scents, smoke, and smog make your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit contact with these irritants.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/triggers-irritants.html/7cd1031f-0df4-4d3d-8e3d-9c9306965619
Dealing With Triggers: PollenIf pollen makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure it. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/triggers-pollen.html/84cdf214-93ce-4934-9680-4fb5b3fb4c8e
Definition: Allergy-Triggered AsthmaMany people who have asthma have some kind of allergy, too.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/allergy-asthma.html/dcb3d596-aea6-4047-8615-53167e27b3c9
Do Allergies Cause Asthma?Allergies don't cause asthma, but kids who have allergies are more likely to get asthma.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/allergies-asthma.html/2f53436f-9fad-4aa9-870f-7818f474a339
Word! Allergy-Triggered AsthmaMost kids who have asthma also have some kind of allergy, too.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/allergy-asthma.html/f946c54d-058b-4898-af61-6a2e30a0c386
Word! TriggersWith asthma, a trigger is anything that brings on asthma symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, and trouble breathing.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/triggers.html/73186177-ec46-4e69-920f-273484ed1389
Animals, Allergies & Other Triggershttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/triggers/d874048d-ae2b-4e6e-909b-c1e14b2b0a40Stuff like pollen and pets may cause an asthma flare-up. Find out what to do about common asthma triggers.kh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-allergykh:genre-articlekh:primaryClinicalDesignation-pulmonologyLiving With Asthmahttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-center/living-asthma/ceb2b080-7f11-449b-a12c-78754375e437Preventing Flare-Upshttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-center/preventing-flareups/410d173d-fdaf-4c8e-9cfb-3428d15a6fbb