Dealing With Triggers: Cockroachesenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/Cockroaches_enHD_1.jpgFind out how to limit exposure to cockroaches if they make your child's asthma or allergies worse.cockroach, cockroaches, allergen, allergies, asthma, 08/02/201701/02/201801/02/2018Stephen F. Dinetz, MD11/24/201726e4eacb-d327-4e19-b2fb-5b80cd38b458https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/triggers-cockroaches.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 href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-triggers.html/">triggers</a>." Your doctor can help you figure out what your child's triggers are.</p> <p>Cockroaches are a common trigger for many kids.</p> <h3>How Do Cockroaches Trigger Symptoms?</h3> <p>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.</p> <h3>How Can I Help My Child Deal With Them?</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Have your home professionally exterminated every few months. Between these treatments, use bait traps to catch roaches (not aerosol sprays, which can make some kids' symptoms worse).</li> <li>Avoid saving boxes, paper bags, or newspapers in piles around your home.</li> <li>Don't leave open food containers or dirty dishes lying around your kitchen.</li> <li>Keep counters free of crumbs or spills.</li> <li>Keep garbage containers closed.</li> <li>Wash recyclables before putting them in the bin.</li> <li>Seal any cracks in walls and floors.</li> <li>Remove all food and water sources that can attract cockroaches.</li> <li>Frequent cleaning of floors (vacuum, mopping, etc.) and countertops will reduce allergen exposure.</li> </ul>Cómo afrontar los desencadenantes: las cucarachasHay una variedad de elementos en el medio ambiente que pueden empeorar los síntomas del asma o de las alergias. 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/triggers-cockroaches-esp.html/7fd7d080-8131-430d-8d87-3bea7afca668
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: Dust MitesIf dust mites make your child's asthma or allergies worse, here's how to limit exposure to them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dealing-dust-mites.html/a98ede2a-fdec-4e8f-a040-11e01de5e143
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: MoldIf mold makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure to it. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/trigger-mold.html/9445b03c-3710-4cc3-b77d-db95705901cd
Dealing With Triggers: PetsDo pets make your child's allergies or asthma worse? Here's how to handle it. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-pet.html/a38514c2-fc73-4c1e-a419-93d6af79da84
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
Definition: TriggersDuring normal breathing, the airways to the lungs are fully open, allowing air to easily move in and out. In a person with asthma, the airways are inflamed and overly sensitive to certain things that wouldn't usually bother others. These are called triggers.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/triggers.html/7f124ff5-7074-45d1-ac2a-f0ca2a81e2c3
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.Asthma & Allergieshttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-allergies/92b1258a-4ea4-475e-9203-1ac3e9ae1c99Do allergies cause asthma? Learn about the link between these conditions. kh:age-NAkh: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-3428d15a6fbbAsthma & Allergieshttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-center/asthma-allergies/92b1258a-4ea4-475e-9203-1ac3e9ae1c99