(HealthDay News) -- Allergy and asthma symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors, both indoors and outdoors.
The American Lung Association offers this list of common "triggers" that can set off a reaction in the lungs and elsewhere in the body:
- Breathing cold air.
- Exposure to smoke, from tobacco products and wood-burning fires.
- Exposure to chemicals with strong odors or fumes, such as hairspray, perfume or paint.
- Allergens, such as dust mites, pollen, animal dander, molds and pollution.
- Respiratory illnesses, such as a cold or the flu.
Other factors may spur your symptoms, and your doctor may suggest keeping an asthma diary to help pinpoint which triggers affect you.