1.Take Steps To Rid Your Home Of Irritants- Use pillow covers and mattress covers to minimize dust and dust mites. Also wash your bed sheets and covers at least once a week.
2.Use A Dehumidifier- It will keep the moisture out of the air and fight against mold growth.
3.Don’t Keep Animals In Your Home- Pet dander is a common asthma trigger and should be avoided as much as possible.My worst trigger to date is cat dander, something to think about.
Also if your friends have animals it’s not good either especially if they don’t vacuum on a regular basis.If you can’t live without your furry friends make sure to give them a bath at least 2 to 3 times a week to minimize pet dander.
Ideally you would want to live in a place with no carpet if that isn’t possible, make sure you vacumm at least
2 times a week with a vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter.
4.Keep Your Home Free Of Mold-Make sure to keep all areas of the home free of moisture as not to add in mold growth. Fix any leaky faucets to help in the fight against mold.
5.Avoid cigarette smoke- If you smoke cigarettes you should stop immediately. If you continue to smoke not only will your asthma get worse, but you can also develop COPD. The smoke can also get into clothing and curtains, and can cause an asthma attack.
6.Minimize Your Chemical Exposure-If you use chemicals make sure to keep your home well ventilated as some chemicals can cause asthma attacks.
7. Get Rid Of Stress-Just relax, take it easy and try to remove as much stress as possible. Studies have shown that stress can worsen asthma symptoms.
8.Avoid Extreme Weather-Try not to get out in extremely hot or humid days, in some people it can cause asthma attacks or at the very least make it harder to breathe.
Other Tips-Let people around you know that you have asthma, if you should need help someone will know what to do.
Make sure you always carry your rescue inhaler with you no matter where you go. I’m usually not a rule breaker but it seems more and more I see cases of students dying because they weren’t allowed to carry their medicine.
So I would say ALWAYS carry your inhaler no matter what, hide it if you must. I mean what is the worst they are going to do to you? It can’t be worse than death.
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