Dealing With Triggers: Irritantsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/Irritants_enHD_1.jpgIf strong scents, smoke, and smog make your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit contact with these irritants.irritants, allergen, trigger, asthma, allergies, perfume, aerosol spray, cleaning products, wood and tobacco smoke, paint or gas fumes, smog08/02/201701/02/201801/02/2018Stephen F. Dinetz, MD11/23/20177cd1031f-0df4-4d3d-8e3d-9c9306965619https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/triggers-irritants.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>Irritants (also called pollutants) are a common trigger for many kids.</p> <h3>What Are Irritants?</h3> <p>Irritants are things that pollute the air. If they get inside your nose, they can cause irritation of the nose and lungs. Common irritants include:</p> <ul> <li>perfumes</li> <li>aerosol sprays</li> <li>cleaning products</li> <li>wood and tobacco smoke</li> <li>paint or gas fumes</li> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ozone-asthma.html/">smog</a></li> </ul> <h3>How Can I Help My Child Deal With Them?</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>If household products (air fresheners, candles/incense, plug-in air fresheners, etc.) trigger your child's asthma/nose trouble, switch to unscented or non-aerosol versions.</li> <li>Avoid strong odors from paint, perfume, hair spray, disinfectants, chemical cleaners, air fresheners, and glues.</li> <li>Do not burn wood fires in fireplaces or wood stoves.</li> <li>Keep your child away from areas where painting or carpentry work is being done.</li> <li>If you cook on a gas stove, make sure your kitchen is well ventilated &mdash; to the outside, if possible.</li> <li>Do not smoke (or allow others to smoke) in the house &mdash; even if your child isn't there, the smoke gets trapped in the upholstery and carpets. Avoid smoky places (like restaurants or parties).</li> <li>Live Christmas trees can cause symptoms or make them worse in some kids. Get an artificial tree if they bother your child.</li> </ul>Cómo afrontar los desencadenantes: agentes irritantesHay 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/triggers-irritants-esp.html/bbaccf0d-eb56-4e01-b6b6-6fafef591612
AllergiesExplore more than 20 articles in English and Spanish about all aspects of allergies in children.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/allergies-center.html/534b89db-c154-456f-87cc-a887772f96a7
Allergy ShotsMany kids battle allergies year-round, and some can't control their symptoms with medications. For them, allergy shots (or allergen immunotherapy) can help.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/shots.html/560272a7-d80b-4017-979d-4a41bb4023ea
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 CenterAsthma keeps more kids home from school than any other chronic illness. Learn how to help your child manage the condition, stay healthy, and stay in school.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/asthma-center.html/cfa843fc-8e5e-43c8-a576-466a9b27e9c1
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
Asthma-Safe HomesHere's steps to remove or minimize triggers at home that cause asthma flare-ups.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/asthma-homes.html/b3a43bd7-a584-4f82-bd4d-105c72f56e4b
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: 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: 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 AsthmaAllergy-triggered asthma is a type of asthma commonly seen in children.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/allergy-asthma.html/843cb758-0261-4b83-a77b-3df83432e30e
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
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