Asthma is a common disease that affects 24 million people in the United States, according to Medscape. In addition, it is the most common childhood disease in the US, affecting nearly 7 million kids, and is a typical cause of childhood hospitalization. Asthma is an affliction that involves bronchial inflammation and intermittent airflow obstruction.
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Healthychildren.org states there are certain triggers that can set off an asthma attack. Most children who have asthma also have allergies, and allergies can trigger an attack. Trigger allergens include dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and mold. Furthermore, infections of the nose and throat are common asthma triggers. Environmental irritants such as cigarette smoke, smog, cold air, dry air, and fragrances are also common triggers of asthma. (more…)