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How did my child get Asthma?

                                                            Keren Chansky Suberri, Ph.D., ABPP
Asthma is considered a genetic disease, even though it may not be present until later on in life.
The exact cause of asthma is not known.

Certain things can trigger an asthma attack, but they do not cause asthma.

Allergens like dust mites, pollen, mold and cigarette smoke can trigger an asthma attack in people who have asthma, as can a bad cold.

Intense exercise, laughing and crying can trigger exercise-induced type asthma attacks.

These substances and events will not bring on asthma attacks in individuals who do not have asthma.