Well our daughter doesn't (so far) but we both do. It could be anything- dust, mold, animals, pollen, a food, smoke, even pollution in the air. Mine is mild, and it really only flares up during the fall and spring, and then I end up being on two or three controllers for my allergies and the asthma is bearable. DH has it year-round. He should be on a nebulizer treatment, but we don't have coverage for that, so he takes a lot of otc allergy and sinus meds, and drinks a mountain dew when he can't breathe- the caffeine opens him up. Clean everything you can, get a dehumidifier for any moldy areas like a basement if that is possible for you, and give her her treatments when she is supposed to get them. It is possible to live normally with allergy asthma. WebMD has an asthma section that can be very helpful. Her doctor should also be able to help you locate the triggers and deal with them.
at 2:40 PM on Jan. 23, 2010