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According to the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and other organizations, triggers for asthma include:
Pollen (trees, grasses, and weeds)
Dust and dust mites
Mice and other pests
Viral infections including the common cold
Strong odors and sprays, such as perfumes, household cleaners, paints, and varnishes
Chemicals, such as coal, chalk dust, or talcum powder
Air pollutants, such as ozone and chemicals in the air
Weather conditions, including cold or wind, or hot, humid weather
Chemical exposure on the job, such as dust, gases, or fumes
Sensitivity to medications
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen, indomethacin, and naproxen
Sulfites used as preservatives in food and beverage
Strenuous physical exercise
Long-term activities, such as long-distance running
Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)
Obstructive sleep apnea
Tobacco smoke, both inhaled and secondhand
Smoke from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces
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