Control of Asthma Triggers
From Chapter 3 of the Philippine Consensus Report on Asthma 2004 by the Philippine College of Chest Physicians.
This guideline starts below.
House Dust Mites
- Are house dust mites a significant cause of asthma?
- Are mechanical measures effective in reducing or eradicating house dust mites?
- Are chemical measures effective in reducing or eradicating house dust mites?
- Will patients with asthma who are sensitized to house dust mites benefit from measures designed to reduce their exposure to mite antigen in the home?
- Are cockroach allergens an important risk factor for asthma?
- Are control measures designed to reduce or control levels of cockroach allergens in houses effective?
- Can cat allergens cause asthma?
- Can exposure to dog allergens cause asthma?
- Are measures to control cat or dog allergen levels effective?
Indoor and Outdoor Respiratory Irritants
- Is there a relationship between outdoor air pollution and asthma attack?
- Does air pollution cause an increase in asthma prevalence?
- Do anti-oxidants confer a protective effect on asthmatics exposed to air pollutants?
- Can indoor air pollution trigger asthma exacerbation?
Infections and Asthma Development
- Is there an association between respiratory infections and the development of asthma?
- Is there an association between tuberculosis infections and the development of asthma?
- Is there an association between respiratory infections and acute exacerbations of asthma?