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For Kids: Finding Your Asthma Triggers

Triggers are things that make your asthma worse. The more you can keep away from your triggers, the better you’ll feel. Do you know your triggers? Put an X in the box next to each of your asthma triggers. Then find your asthma triggers in the picture and circle them.


Cutaway view of house showing common asthma triggers.


☐  pets

☐  dust

☐  cooking odors

☐  smoke


☐  exercise or activity

☐  changes in weather

☐  colds or flu

☐  dampness (mold)


☐  plants and trees

☐  strong smells

☐  sprays (like hairspray or cleaners)

☐  car and truck exhaust fumes




Online Medical Reviewer: Adler, Liora C., MD
Online Medical Reviewer: Bass, Pat F. III, MD, MPH
Last Review Date: 8/1/2016
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