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Asthma: Overview, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and More | Singapore General Hospital

Asthma - How to prevent?

Asthma - Causes and Risk Factors

There are many different factors that can trigger an asthma attack. These may be found indoors and outdoors and include:

  • Changes in temperature and weather
  • Tobacco smoke and wood smoke
  • Perfume, paint and any strong odors or fumes
  • Allergens (particles that cause allergies) like dust mites, pollen, molds and animal dander
  • Infections (viral or bacterial) including common cold and influenza
  • Certain medications eg. aspirin

Atopy and Asthma

Atopy is a genetic tendency to develop allergic disease. This is usually manifested in the skin by a rash (eczema or hives). Other manifestations are allergic rhinitis and asthma.

Asthma - Preparing for surgery

Asthma - Post-surgery care

Asthma - Other Information

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