Objectives: In this study we aimed to prospectively investigate, asthma provoking factors and among these factors the place of Hot pepper (Isot) during August-September months which are time period for processing isot.
Methods: In this study, 73 female patients with exacerbation of asthma who applied to Chest Diseases Outpatient Clinic and emergency department in the period of August-September (2010) were evaluated prospectively.
Results: Seventy-three asthmatic female patients, means age 34.7±6.1 (22-43) years were included. Patients with exacerbation of asthma provoking factors are; inhalation of isot pepper 28.8%, infections 23.3%, irregular use of drugs 16.4%, exposure to biomass and cigarette smoke 13.7%, allergens 9.6%, emotional factors 5%, and gastroesophageal reflux 2.7%, physical exercise 1.4%.
Conclusion: We observed that the most important asthma provoking factor was the inhalation of isot extract in asthmatic female patients in August-September (2010) period in Sanliurfa.