Asthma Triggers & Treatments

Asthma triggers vary from person to person. Some people react to only a few while others react to many.

If you have asthma, it is important to keep track of the causes or triggers that you know provoke your asthma. Because the symptoms do not always occur right after exposure, this may take a bit of detective work. Delayed asthma episodes may occur depending on the type of trigger and how sensitive a person is to it.

Here are the top asthma triggers according to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America

  • Dust Mites
  • Cockroaches
  • Pollen
  • Molds
  • Pet Dander
  • Rodents
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Smog or Ozone
  • Wood Fires
  • Charcoal Grills
  • Strong Fumes (such as paint, gasoline, perfumes)
  • Dust Particles
  • Colds
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Sinus Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Exercise (especially in cold air)
  • Strong Emotions (that affect normal breathing patterns)
  • NSAIDs
  • Beta Blockers
  • Sulfites in Food
  • Hormonal Changes (menstrual cycle)
  • Reflux

The AAFA offers a great guide to managing asthma. 

Top Treatment Options

Fasenra

    • Approved November 2017
    • Monthly Injection
    • Avg Cost $4,969
    • Treatment for Severe Asthma, Reduces Asthma Attacks
    • 12 Years Old and Up

Cinqair

    • Approved March 2016
    • Monthly IV Infusion
    • Avg Cost $924.69
    • Treatment for Severe Asthma, Reduces Asthma Attacks
    • 12 Years Old and Up

Nucala

    • Approved November 2015
    • Monthly Injection
    • Avg Cost $3,002.95
    • Treatment for Severe Asthma, Reduces Asthma Attacks
    • 12 Years Old and Up

Dulera

    • Approved June 2010
    • Daily Maintenance Inhaler
    • Avg Cost $228.09
    • Maintenance Treatment for Asthma
    • 12 Years Old and Up

Breo Ellipta

    • Approved April 2015 (Asthma)
    • Once Daily Inhaler
    • Avg Cost $145.22
    • Short-Term Use for Severe Asthma
    • 18 Years Old and UP

Combivent Respimat

    • Approved October 2011
    • 4 Times Per Day Inhaler
    • Avg Cost $393.14
    • Short-Term Use for Severe Asthma
    • 18 Years Old and Up

QVAR

    • Approved August 2017 (New Formulation)
    • Once Daily Maintenence Inhaler
    • Avg Cost $198.93
    • Maintenance Treatment for Asthma
    • 12 Years Old and Up

ADVAIR

    • Approved August 2000
    • Daily Inhaler
    • Avg Cost 396.92
    • Maintenance Treatment for Asthma
    • 4 Years Old and Up

Incruse Ellipta

  • Approved April 2014 
  • Once Daily Inhaler
  • Avg Cost 328.72
  • Maintenance Treatment for Asthma
  • 18 years and Up

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