10 Common Asthma Triggers to Avoid

Learn how to avoid these common culprits.

10 Common Asthma Triggers to Avoid

By Diana Kelly Levey

If you’re one of the 26 million Americans with asthma, the spring season might have you bracing yourself as you prepare for potential asthma attacks. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the lung airways that causes chest tightness, coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath. Asthma conditions can be worsened by extremely dry, wet, or windy weather conditions. In order to decrease your asthma attacks and doctor’s visits, it’s important to know which factors may cause a wheezing episode. Here are 10 common asthma triggers to avoid.

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As much as we love them, our furry pets can trigger an asthma attack. If you think your pet’s dander may be causing asthma attacks, talk to your doctor about some solutions. Breathing animal allergens can make respiratory symptoms worse in some people with asthma and lead to a decline in the ability of the lungs to function. Your doctor may suggest finding a new home for your pet if he or she thinks the pet is a problem for your asthma and overall health. Or, they might suggest changes like minimizing exposure to their fur by keeping the pet out of the bedroom, bathing them weekly, and vacuuming and mopping often.

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3 Secrets for Choosing the Best Rotisserie Chicken at the Store

How can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy?

The rotisserie chickens at the store can make a great, quick dinner for the family. They can also be good pre-made bases for many recipes! But when they're all sitting together in the same case, how can you know you're getting one that's fresh, juicy and crispy? Here are three insider tips for choosing the best chicken.

1. Reach for the Back

Go for a chicken that's in the back of the case. Because the store typically loads the case from behind, you can bet the chickens in the front will have been sitting there the longest.

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