How to Identify Asthma Triggers
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Hello, I'm Dr. Robert Eitches, here for About.com. Today we will be discussing how to identify asthma triggers. It is helpful to get either skin tested or blood tested to see what exactly you are allergic to. Every one is different; some people are allergic to dust mites, others to animals or pets, and other people are allergic to the outdoors.Once you find out what you are allergic to, you can decrease your exposure. For example if you are allergic to dust and dust mites you might get rid of feather pillows or a feather comforter. If you have pollen allergies, you might close your windows especially during high pollen days in the spring or fall.Pay attention when you are worse. Are you worse on vacation, at home or at work, and plan accordingly. Make sure you have appropriate medication available with you. Asthmatics tend to have problems with rapid weather change. Don't physically overextend yourself during those times. Be aware of problems when on vacation. You could get sick, legitimately sick, whenever visiting friends, maybe they have an indoor animal or maybe their house is really dusty or maybe your friends smoke indoors.Are you worse at home in bed? Dust mites might be your problem. Dust mites are microscopic bugs that feed off human skin scales. So essentially, they are wherever you are. They're in your bed, they're in your sofa, they're in your favorite chair. I'm Dr. Robert Eitches, for About.com. Thanks for Watching!