Even though your child is begging you for a dog, you’ll probably have to say no. Fido’s dander is one of many potential asthma triggers. And it’s really important for you—and your child’s grandparents, teachers, and babysitters – to know the list of dangers. Your child may not know how many things can spark an asthma attack:
Rodent and cockroach droppings
Colds and flus
Some of these are avoidable— don’t let anyone smoke in front of your child, for example. Other triggers, such as pollen and the inevitable cold, you can’t do much about. Check out the following slides to learn about preparing for the almost inevitable asthma attack.