Your Best Day With Allergic Asthma

31 Ways to Fight Asthma Triggers

How to defend yourself against seasonal allergies, dander, and other asthma triggers.
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Soak up the calm

In one study, seasonal allergy (hay fever) sufferers had a more extreme reaction the day after performing a stressful task, such as giving a speech. "Stress raises levels of the hormone cortisol," says Clifford Bassett, MD, an allergist at New York University Medical Center, and that often leads to an amped-up allergic response. A few minutes of meditation or a soak in the tub should help.