Which factors may precipitate or aggravate symptoms of pediatric asthma?

Updated: Jan 08, 2019
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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The clinician should ask whether any of the following precipitate and/or aggravate symptoms:

  • Viral infections

  • Environmental allergens

  • Irritants (eg, smoke exposure, chemicals, vapors, dust)

  • Exercise

  • Emotions

  • Home environment (eg, carpets, pets, mold)

  • Stress

  • Drugs (eg, aspirin, beta blockers)

  • Foods

  • Changes in weather

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