a large grass fieldAlthough asthma isn’t curable yet, you can take proactive steps to avoid asthmatic triggers. Triggers are anything that cause your airways to become inflamed and initiate asthmatic symptoms. Allow us to identify five common allergic asthma triggers that could be the source of your frustration.

Understanding Allergic Asthma & Its Triggers

Allergic asthma is the most common type of asthma, afflicting roughly 60% of asthmatic people. With allergic asthma, the same allergens that cause allergies can produce asthmatic symptoms. Here are five of the most common triggers:

Dust mites

Did you know that roughly 20 million Americans are allergic to dust mites?! That’s a lot of fuss for such small creatures. Dust mites cause inflammation in the lining of your nose, so you’ll likely experience cold-like symptoms such as sneezing and a runny nose.


Cockroaches are constantly shedding. When their skin, feces, and saliva is kicked into the air, you could experience allergic asthma symptoms. Expert pest control can eliminate these cockroaches, minimizing your contact with these creatures.


Three different types of pollen can bother you – tree, weed, and grass pollen. And, unfortunately for Kentucky citizens, bluegrass releases substantial amounts of pollen! This allergen can cause allergic asthma symptoms to surface, but treatment options are available.


Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in moist areas such as your bathroom or kitchen. Mold spores are so lightweight that they can travel through the air! These mold spores can cause your immune system to overreact and produce allergic asthma symptoms.

Pet dander

There is a protein that can be found in an animal’s dead skin cells, saliva, or urine. If it becomes air-borne, asthmatic people can suffer irritating symptoms if the protein is inhaled.

Allergic Asthma & Immunotherapy

Immunotherapy can teach the immune system to respond appropriately when it contacts the allergen. Dr. Brauer can discuss immunotherapy with you and other proactive tips to control your allergic asthma. Ultimately, we want you to live a full life – without fear of asthmatic flareups. Give us a call today: 270-228-2811.