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  • Environmental: house dust mites, cockroaches, cats, seasonal pollens, occupational exposure (occupational asthma), tobacco smoke, weather changes (especially cold air), air pollution
  • Exercise
  • URI
  • Rhinitis and postnasal drip
  • Sinusitis
  • Aspiration
  • GERD
  • Drugs: beta blockers, aspirin, NSAIDs, histamine, methacholine, acetylcysteine, aerosolized pentamidine, any nebulized medication
  • Catamenial asthma (menstrual)
  • Stress

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Last updated: December 1, 2014