In some cases, asthma episodes can be prevented by avoiding or minimizing exposure to triggers. These include environmental triggers such as cigarette smoke, environmental pollutants (especially when pollution and ozone levels are high) and strong chemicals.
If exercise triggers your asthma, you can prevent an attack by breathing warm, humidified air before and during exercise or by using inhalers. Preventive medicine also can be used before an anticipated exposure to animals.
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