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My specific asthma triggers

I am 71 and my asthma mostly comes from smells, musty or mold, perfume really effects me terribly. Any strong smell can set off my asthma, I carry my puffer all the time in my purse.

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Comments

  • tlturri
    5 months ago

    Hi Jules70,
    I am the same way. My biggest problem is candles and air fresheners. This is extremely hard, because I worked at an elementary school and am in and out of classrooms all day. Some teachers love their plug-ins and it gives me instant headaches.

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    5 months ago

    Hi tlturri and thanks for joining in the conversation here. We appreciate your input. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

  • ElizabethAnnie8444
    1 year ago

    My asthma can come on with a lot of different things like you. It’s hard to live with your asthma like that. If I get sick it gets me a bit worse off than a lot of smells. For me I have to watch that it is not an allergy that’s done it cos I have allergies for my asthma like you and also I have my list of other allergies including the allergy to coconut that doesn’t help my breathing so yeah that’s when it gets hard to know which it is if i’ve been round something that may have been another type of allergy. I guess being older and probably having worse asthma that me would the food allergies to you just feel like they were your asthma?

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi again, ElizabethAnnie8444 – it sounds like you’re doing your best to understand what triggers your condition and then manage that. Wishing you the best, Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi jules70 and thanks for your post. We appreciate that you have a good understanding of your condition and its triggers. Carrying your metered dose inhaler, the ‘puffer’, is the best prevention you can provide. Keep up the good work! Leon (site moderator)

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