Reducing Your Risk of Asthma
by Michelle Badash, MS
Preventing asthma is different from preventing acute attacks. Not all risk factors for asthma can be prevented. However, environmental factors can be changed.
Not all risk factors for asthma can be prevented. However, environmental factors can be changed:
If your are pregnanct, talk to your doctor about taking acetaminophen. It may increase the risk of asthma.
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Last reviewed September 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
Last Updated: 9/8/2017
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