Talk with your healthcare provider about your triggers and how to stay away from them. If you are having trouble learning your triggers or figuring out how to reduce contact with them, ask your healthcare provider.
If you have allergies, an allergist may be able to help. Talk with your healthcare provider for a referral. Or go to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology website. You can search for an allergist in your area.
Stay away from tobacco smoke and air pollution.
If you smoke, work with your healthcare provider to quit. Counseling or medicine can help. Ask about special programs in your area. Or look for programs online. For example, try smokefree.gov. Stay away from secondhand smoke. Don’t allow smoking in your home or car. And try to stay away from places where smoking is allowed. For some people, thirdhand smoke (smoke on clothes and other materials) can also trigger asthma.
Watch the air quality in your area. If it is poor, try to stay inside as much as possible. Check your local news or try the Environmental Protection Agency.