Asthma is a lung disease that has no known cure. During an asthma episode, the
airways in your lungs get swollen and your chest feels tight. You may cough,
wheeze, or have trouble breathing. This happens when the lungs are exposed to
something - a trigger- to which the lungs react.
Here are some common asthma triggers:
- Cigarette smoke
- Cockroaches & mice
- Food allergies
- Weather changes
- Colds and infections
Many children with asthma also have allergies. Asthma symptoms can be triggered
by these allergies. To help keep triggers away, wash bedding and soft toys weekly
in hot water and minimize dust to control dust mites.