Dealing With Triggers: Pollenenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/Pollen_enHD_1.jpgIf pollen makes your child's asthma or allergies worse, learn how to limit exposure it. pollen, asthma, allergies, trigger, triggers, flare-up, attack, allergen08/02/201701/02/201801/02/2018Stephen F. Dinetz, MD11/25/201784cdf214-93ce-4934-9680-4fb5b3fb4c8ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/triggers-pollen.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>Pollen is a common trigger for many kids.</p> <h3>What Is Pollen?</h3> <p>Pollen is a fine powder that some plants make when they reproduce. During the spring, summer, and fall seasons, pollen is released into the air and picked up by the wind, which brings it to other plants to fertilize them.</p> <p>Inside of these pollen grains are proteins that cause <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/seasonal-allergies.html/">allergic reactions</a> (such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes) when breathed in. The pollen that most people are allergic to comes from grasses, trees, and weeds.</p> <h3>How Can I Help My Child Deal With It?</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Your weather forecast will give a daily pollen report. When pollen counts are high, kids should take their allergy medicine before going outdoors or avoid going outside. After playing outdoors, they should bathe and change clothes.</li> <li>Keep windows and doors shut during pollen season.</li> <li>Drive with the car windows shut and air conditioning on during pollen season.</li> <li>Avoid letting your child mow the grass or rake leaves. If your child does work or chores outdoors, wearing an air filter mask can prevent pollen inhalation.</li> </ul>Cómo afrontar los desencadenantes: el polenHay 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-pollen-esp.html/f91da33e-27d3-47ba-8156-54e196441d2f
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
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
Can the Weather Affect My Asthma?Weather can affect a person's asthma. Find out how in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/weather-asthma.html/ae213ad9-c822-4c70-bdaa-8b45481e627c
Can the Weather Affect My Child's Asthma?Sometimes, the weather can affect a child's asthma symptoms. Here are some tips for dealing with it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/weather-asthma.html/7555f437-3c6a-462a-9928-0511b245a688
Can the Weather Affect a Person's Asthma?The weather can affect your asthma symptoms. If you think weather may be triggering your asthma, here are some tips for dealing with it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/weather-asthma.html/9dc81561-8343-43b9-bc01-82209144a067
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: 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
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: TriggersAn asthma trigger is anything that brings on coughing, wheezing, trouble breathing, and other symptoms in a person with asthma.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/triggers.html/875a7dda-c11b-4e5f-8f21-b8698a0f02c8
Seasonal Allergies (Hay Fever)At various times of the year, pollen and mold spores trigger the cold-like symptoms associated with seasonal allergies. Most kids find relief through reduced exposure to allergens or with medicines.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/seasonal-allergies.html/cecd684d-418a-4344-a892-cb1894d92d82
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-3428d15a6fbbAsthma & Allergieshttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/asthma-center/asthma-allergies/92b1258a-4ea4-475e-9203-1ac3e9ae1c99