Common Indoor Triggers

There are a number of indoor allergy triggers that can cause asthma. Some of the most common include dust mites, pet dander, cockroaches and more.

  • Pet Dander

    Pet dander, which is made up of skin cells shed by animals, is a common trigger of allergies. Dander can be found in all kinds of places—in the air, on surfaces, and in people’s clothes. When inhaled, it can trigger an allergic reaction, causing symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. In some people, it can also cause asthma attacks. Pet dander is not only a nuisance for people with allergies, but it can also be serious. In fact, studies have shown that exposure to pet dander can increase a person’s risk of developing asthma.


    Dust mites are small, spider-like creatures that thrive in warm, humid environments. They are often found in mattresses, bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpets. Dust mites feed on dead skin cells, and their feces contain a potent allergen that can cause respiratory problems in people who are sensitive to it. In fact, dust mite allergies are one of the most common types of allergies. Symptoms include sneezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing.


    Cockroaches have long been known to be a major trigger of asthma attacks, particularly in children. Cockroaches release an allergen that can cause asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing. The allergen is made of the waste, saliva and body parts of the cockroach. In addition, cockroaches can trigger allergies in people who are not even allergic to them. If you have cockroaches in your home, it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible. Cockroach eradication can be difficult, but there are a number of methods that can be effective, such as baits or traps.

An asthma trigger is anything that makes your symptoms start.

Common Asthma Triggers

Keeping track of triggers is important and could help you better understanding your asthma


    For many people, pollen is nothing more than an annoyance. It can make your eyes water and your nose run, but it doesn't poses a serious health risk. However, for people with asthma, pollen can be a trigger that sets off a dangerous asthma attack. During an attack, the muscles around the airways constrict, making it difficult to breathe. In severe cases, asthma attacks can be fatal. Unfortunately, there is no cure for asthma, and currently, there is no way to prevent pollen from triggering an attack. However, there are treatments available that can help to control the symptoms and minimize the risk of an attack.


    The chemicals released into the air by cigarettes are harmful to both adults and children, and can cause a variety of health problems. Some of the chemicals found in cigarette smoke include carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, lead, and arsenic. These substances can damage the lungs and respiratory system, and can also cause cancer. In addition, secondhand smoke is a known trigger for asthma attacks and can worsen existing respiratory conditions.

  • MOLD

    Mold and mildew are fungi that thrive in warm, moist environments. They are often found in basements, bathrooms, and kitchens, and can also grow on damp clothing and fabrics. While mold is generally harmless, some people are allergic to it and can experience respiratory problems, such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. In severe cases, mold exposure can trigger asthma attacks. People with asthma are especially vulnerable to the effects of mold, as they already have difficulty breathing. If you suspect that mold is causing respiratory problems, it is important to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. In some cases, simply removing the mold source can alleviate symptoms.


    Some studies suggest that certain environmental factors may play a role in triggering or worsening asthma symptoms. One such factor is exposure to strong chemical odors. Chemicals like cleaning products, perfumes, and paint fumes can all irritate the airways and trigger an asthma attack. In some cases, these triggers can be so severe that they lead to hospitalization. Even low levels of exposure can cause problems for people with asthma, so it's important to take steps to avoid strong smells whenever possible. If you must be exposed to them, try to do so in a well-ventilated area and wear a protective mask. By taking these precautions, you can help minimize your risk of an asthma attack.

What measures do you take to control your indoor allergies?

If you have indoor allergies, it is important to control your environment and reduce your exposure to allergens. By taking these simple steps, you can help to reduce your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

1.) Keep your home clean and free of dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens

2.) Use an air purifier in your home rated for the square footage of the room you are trying to purify

3.) Change your HVAC air filters regularly. We find people just don't change their filters often enough.

4.) Vacuum regularly with a HEPA "high-efficiency particulate air" filter vacuum cleaner

5.) Wear a dust mask when cleaning or vacuuming

6.) Keep your windows and doors closed to keep pollen and other outdoor allergens out of your home

7.) Avoid triggers such as smoke, perfume, and strong odors (like cleaning chemicals)

8.) Use an allergen spray because it can control your indoor triggers

While outdoor environmental triggers can be tracked with the DailyBreath app, Allergy Defender can help with indoor triggers, such as cat and dog dander, dust mites, and more.

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The Science Behind Allergy Defender

Here's how it works: when activated with water, and atomized in a spray, our solution attracts and attaches to allergen molecules and proteins in the air and on surfaces. Once attached they are brought down to the ground, encased, and neutralized or rendered harmless.

Why Allergy Defender is Different

We are third-party lab tested to reduce allergens. Check other anti-allergen products and see if they mention their lab testing and what percentage they reduce. Allergy Defender is up to 93% effective against cat, dog, dust mite and cockroach allergens.

We only use 100% food-grade minerals. There are no fragrances, or plant-based ingredients that could add to your allergy burden.

Finally, we care. We designed this product from the ground up. We understand what it's like to struggle with allergies and asthma, and we don't want to see anyone else struggle.