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What is allergic asthma?

Triggers of allergic asthma include allergens such as animal dander, pollen, dust-mite and cockroach droppings and body parts and mold. Other triggers include irritants like cigarette smoke and stimuli such as exercise, cold weather and infections.

Being the fearful type or a worrywart may also trigger asthma attacks or might make an attack more severe. Bodily reactions and emotional stress are tied together in a bond that is breakable through proper nutrition, relaxation, exercise and stress management. Other asthma triggers capable of causing (or even worsening) asthma symptoms include drug allergies, viral infections and even positive emotions, such as laughter and excitement.

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