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Merck Manuals Offers Guidance on Eliminating Asthma Triggers

KENILWORTH, N.J., July 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions afflicting children in the United States, and it's becoming more common. These triggers can cause asthma attacks and play a role in patients developing asthma in the first place. Patients and parents are rightfully focused on identifying specific asthma triggers for themselves or their children and eliminating those triggers from the home. But more and more research suggests environments that are too clean can actually limit children's tolerance of certain allergens. Emily J. Pennington, MD, Cleveland Clinic and author of the Merck Manuals chapter on asthma, offered some insight for parents and patients wondering how far is too far when it comes to eliminating asthma triggers at home.

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